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VolsTeach Coordinator

Peggy Bertrand, Ph.D.

821 Volunteer Blvd, Greve 101
Knoxville, TN 37996-3391
Phone: 865-974-9381
Office hours are by appointment.

“How tall is Dr. Bertrand ?”

Dr. Bertrand teaches the Functions and Modeling course, which is part of the curriculum for the VolsTeach program.  For the below high school mathematics lesson, the students had to make a stack of cups as high as Dr. Bertrand.  To make their prediction, they had to calculate the number of cups necessary for the stack from a formula they derived. The equation had to be flexible, as they did not know Dr. Bertrand’s height or the starting point for the stack.  Good high school lesson ~ but not an easy, trivial calculation!


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