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International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology

2009 Volume 40, Number 6

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Number of articles: 12

  1. Student Achievement Effects of Technology-Supported Remediation of Understanding of Fractions

    John A. Ross & Catherine D. Bruce

    Students have difficulty learning fractions, and problems in understanding fractions persist into adulthood, with moderate to severe consequences for everyday and occupational decision-making.... More

    pp. 713-727

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  2. Means and the Mean Value Theorem

    Jorma K. Merikoski, Markku Halmetoja & Timo Tossavainen

    Let I be a real interval. We call a continuous function [mu] : I x I [right arrow] [Bold R] a proper mean if it is symmetric, reflexive, homogeneous, monotonic and internal. Let f : I [right arrow]... More

    pp. 729-740

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  3. Performance of Students with Weak Mathematics in First-Year Mathematics and Science

    L J. Rylands & C Coady

    In recent years, significant numbers of academics from the science and health disciplines at our institution have found that their students lack the appropriate "mathematical" background to cope... More

    pp. 741-753

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  4. Understanding Secondary-Tertiary Transition in Mathematics

    Megan Clark & Miroslav Lovric

    In Clark and Lovric ("Suggestion for a theoretical model for secondary-tertiary transition in mathematics", "Math. Educ. Res. J." 20(2) (2008), pp. 25-37) we began developing a model for the... More

    pp. 755-776

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  5. Mathematics Students' Next Steps after Graduation

    Tom Bourner, Sue Greener & Asher Rospigliosi

    This article is about what happens to newly minted mathematics graduates. It explores data from the first destination statistics from the perspective of mathematics lecturers and others involved in... More

    pp. 777-793

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  6. Isothermal Circumstellar Dust Shell Model for Teaching

    G Robinson, I N. Towers & Z Jovanoski

    We introduce a model of radiative transfer in circumstellar dust shells. By assuming that the shell is both isothermal and its thickness is small compared to its radius, the model is simple enough ... More

    pp. 795-808

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  7. An Improved Heaviside Approach to Partial Fraction Expansion and Its Applications

    Yiu-Kwong Man

    In this note, we present an improved Heaviside approach to compute the partial fraction expansions of proper rational functions. This method uses synthetic divisions to determine the unknown... More

    pp. 808-814

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  8. A Closed Form Solution for an Unorthodox Trigonometric Integral

    Yan Wu

    A closed form solution for the trigonometric integral [integral]sec[superscript 2k+1]xdx, k=0,1,2,..., is presented in this article. The result will fill the gap in another trigonometric integral [... More

    pp. 814-817

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  9. Quadrilaterals and Tetrahedra

    Maria Flavia Mammana, Biagio Micale & Mario Pennisi

    In this note we show the existence of a surprising analogy between quadrilaterals and tetrahedra, determining some properties that hold for both families of figures. This analogy suggests some new ... More

    pp. 817-828

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  10. Closed Forms for 4-Parameter Families of Integrals

    Thierry Dana-Picard & David G. Zeitoun

    We compute closed forms for two multiparameter families of definite integrals, thus obtaining combinatorial formulas. As a consequence, a surprising formula is derived between a definite integral... More

    pp. 828-837

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  11. Golden Proportions for the Generalized Tribonacci Numbers

    Devbhadra V. Shah & Darshana A. Mehta

    It is known that the ratios of consecutive terms of Fibonacci and Tribonacci sequences converge to the fixed ratio. In this article, we consider the generalized form of Tribonacci numbers and... More

    pp. 837-842

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  12. Moments from Cumulants and Vice Versa

    Christopher S. Withers & Saralees Nadarajah

    Moments and cumulants are expressed in terms of each other using Bell polynomials. Inbuilt routines for the latter make these expressions amenable to use by algebraic manipulation programs. One of ... More

    pp. 842-845

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