Book, Precalculus Mathematics: A Graphing Approach


The advent of the graphing calculator and the personal computer transformed the way many students in the United States learned mathematics. In 1989, the Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics, published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, assumed that all students in grades nine through twelve would have access to a graphing calculator. Franklin Demana and Bert K. Waits of The Ohio State University had been interested in the use of graphing calculators in mathematics education since for some years. In 1990, they published this textbook for high school use.


P. A. Kidwell, A. Ackerberg-Hastings, and David L. Roberts, Tools of American Mathematics Teaching, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.

Date Made: 1990

Maker: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Reading

Subject: Women's History

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Computers, Women Teaching Math, Computers & Business Machines, Handheld Electronic Calculators


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Credit Line: Gift of Jeanne Shimizu and San Juan High School

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2000.3037.04Nonaccession Number: 2000.3037Catalog Number: 2000.3037.04

Object Name: documentation

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 24.2 cm x 21.1 cm x 3.8 cm; 9 17/32 in x 8 5/16 in x 1 1/2 in


Record Id: nmah_599951

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