International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
April 2009 Volume 40, Number 3
Table of Contents
Number of articles: 12

Students' Experiences with Mathematics Teaching and Learning: Listening to Unheard Voices
Dumma C. Mapolelo
This study documents students' views about the nature of mathematics, the mathematics learning process and factors within the classroom that are perceived to impact upon the learning of mathematics... More
pp. 309322

The Performance of Undergraduate Students in the Limit Concept
Nezahat Cetin
In this work, we investigated firstyear university students' skills in using the limit concept. They were expected to understand the relationship between the limitvalue of a function at a point... More
pp. 323330

Students Discovering Spherical Geometry Using Dynamic Geometry Software
Bulent Guven & Ilhan Karatas
Dynamic geometry software (DGS) such as Cabri and Geometers' Sketchpad has been regularly used worldwide for teaching and learning Euclidean geometry for a long time. The DGS with its inductive... More
pp. 331340

The Problem of the Pyramid or Egyptian Mathematics from a Postmodern Perspective
Paul M. E. Shutler
We consider Egyptian mathematics from a postmodern perspective, by which we mean suspending judgement as to strict correctness in order to appreciate the genuine mathematical insights which they... More
pp. 341352

The Legacy of Leonhard EulerA Tricentennial Tribute
Lokenath Debnath
This tricentennial tribute commemorates Euler's major contributions to mathematical and physical sciences. A brief biographical sketch is presented with his major contributions to certain selected ... More
pp. 353388

Effect of Personalization of Instruction on Students' Achievement and SelfEfficacy in Mathematics Word Problems
Mojeed K. Akinsola & Adeneye O. A. Awofala
This study investigated the effect of personalized printbased instruction on the achievement and selfefficacy regarding mathematics word problems of 320 senior secondary students in Nigeria. The ... More
pp. 389404

On Row Rank Equal Column Rank
Parviz Khalili
We will prove a wellknown theorem in Linear Algebra, that is, for any "m x n" matrix the dimension of row space and column space are the same. The proof is based on the subject of "elementary... More
pp. 405407

Extraction of Roots of Quintics by Division Method
Raghavendra G. Kulkarni
We describe a method to extract roots of a reducible quintic over the real field, which makes use of a simple division. A procedure to synthesize such quintics is given and a numerical example is... More
pp. 407410

Plane Transformations in a Complex Setting III: Similarities
Thierry DanaPicard
This is the third part of a study of plane transformations described in a complex setting. After the study of homotheties, translations, rotations and reflections, we proceed now to the study of... More
pp. 411423

Constructing Easily Iterated Functions with Interesting Properties
David J. Sprows
A number of schools have recently introduced new courses dealing with various aspects of iteration theory or at least have found ways of including topics such as chaos and fractals in existing... More
pp. 423427

Applications of a Sequence of Points in Teaching Linear Algebra, Numerical Methods and Discrete Mathematics
Yixun Shi
Based on a sequence of points and a particular linear transformation generalized from this sequence, two recent papers (E. Mauch and Y. Shi, "Using a sequence of number pairs as an example in... More
pp. 427434

An Alternative Method for Computing Mean and Covariance Matrix of Some Multivariate Distributions
R Radhakrishnan & Askar Choudhury
Computing the mean and covariance matrix of some multivariate distributions, in particular, multivariate normal distribution and Wishart distribution are considered in this article. It involves a... More
pp. 434440