Tuning Out the World with Noise-Canceling Headphones

A task using trig functions helps students build an understanding of the importance of context in the modeling process.

Contributor Notes

Allison W. McCulloch, awmccull@ncsu.edu, is an associate professor of mathematics education at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.

Ashley Whitehead, anwhiteh@ncsu.edu, is a doctoral candidate in mathematics education at North Carolina State University.

Jennifer N. Lovett, jennifer.lovett@mtsu.edu, is an assistant professor of mathematics education at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro.

Blake Whitley, kbwhitle@ncsu.edu, teaches high school mathematics in Durham, North Carolina, and is a doctoral candidate in mathematics education at North Carolina State University. They are all interested in helping teachers implement tasks that in incorporate technology effectively into their classrooms.

(Corresponding author is McCulloch awmccull@ncsu.edu)(Corresponding author is Whitehead anwhiteh@ncsu.edu)(Corresponding author is Lovett jennifer.lovett@mtsu.edu)(Corresponding author is Whitley kbwhitle@ncsu.edu)
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