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International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology

2013 Volume 44, Number 8

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Number of articles: 13

  1. Taking Clickers to the Next Level: A Contingent Teaching Model

    Sepideh Stewart & Wayne Stewart

    Over the past decade, many researchers have discussed the effectiveness of clickers and their potential to change the way we teach and interact with students. Although most of the literature... More

    pp. 1093-1106

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  2. Students' Proofs of One-to-One and onto Properties in Introductory Abstract Algebra

    Ann Wheeler & Joe Champion

    Learning to write formal mathematical proofs presents a major challenge to undergraduates. Students who have succeeded in algorithm-intensive courses such as calculus often find the abstract logic ... More

    pp. 1107-1116

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  3. Different Aspects of the Monotonicity of a Function

    Timo Tossavainen, Pentti Haukkanen & Martti Pesonen

    In this paper, we investigate which aspects are overriding in the concept images of monotonicity of Finnish tertiary mathematics students, i.e., on which aspects of monotonicity they base their... More

    pp. 1117-1130

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  4. Creating Discussions with Classroom Voting in Linear Algebra

    Kelly Cline, Holly Zullo, Jonathan Duncan, Ann Stewart & Marie Snipes

    We present a study of classroom voting in linear algebra, in which the instructors posed multiple-choice questions to the class and then allowed a few minutes for consideration and small-group... More

    pp. 1131-1142

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  5. Mathematical Literacy in Undergraduates: Role of Gender, Emotional Intelligence and Emotional Self-Efficacy

    Vicki N. Tariq, Pamela Qualter, Sian Roberts, Yvon Appleby & Lynne Barnes

    This empirical study explores the roles that Emotional Intelligence (EI) and Emotional Self-Efficacy (ESE) play in undergraduates' mathematical literacy, and the influence of EI and ESE on... More

    pp. 1143-1159

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  6. Mobile-Phone-Based Classroom Response Systems: Students' Perceptions of Engagement and Learning in a Large Undergraduate Course

    Peter K. Dunn, Alice Richardson, Florin Oprescu & Christine McDonald

    Using a Classroom Response System (CRS) has been associated with positive educational outcomes, by fostering student engagement and by allowing immediate feedback to both students and instructors. ... More

    pp. 1160-1174

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  7. Mathematical Modelling at Secondary School: The MACSI-Clongowes Wood College Experience

    J P. F. Charpin, S O'Hara & D Mackey

    In Ireland, to encourage the study of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects and particularly mathematics, the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry... More

    pp. 1175-1190

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  8. On Roots and Squares--Estimation, Intuition and Creativity

    Dorit Patkin & Avikam Gazit

    The paper presents findings of a small scale study of a few items related to problem solving with squares and roots, for different teacher groups (pre-service and in-service mathematics teachers:... More

    pp. 1191-1200

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  9. A Short Biography of Paul A. M. Dirac and Historical Development of Dirac Delta Function

    Lokenath Debnath

    This paper deals with a short biography of Paul Dirac, his first celebrated work on quantum mechanics, his first formal systematic use of the Dirac delta function and his famous work on quantum... More

    pp. 1201-1223

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  10. Perceptions of the Software Skills of Graduates by Employers in the Financial Services Industry

    Tim Kyng, Leonie Tickle & Leigh N. Wood

    Software, particularly spreadsheet software, is ubiquitous in the financial services workplace. Yet little is known about the extent to which universities should, and do, prepare graduates for this... More

    pp. 1224-1238

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  11. A Framework to Categorize Students as Learners Based on their Cognitive Practices while Learning Differential Equations and Related Concepts

    Debasree Raychaudhuri

    There are numerous theories that offer cognitive processes of students of mathematics, all documenting various ways to describe knowledge acquisition leading to successful transitions from one... More

    pp. 1239-1256

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  12. Encouraging Problem-Solving Disposition in a Singapore Classroom

    Yew Hoong Leong, Sook Fwe Yap, Khiok Seng Quek, Eng Guan Tay, Cherng Luen Tong, Yao Teck Ong, Alexander Stanley Foh Soon Chia, Irni Karen Mohd Zaini, Wee Choo Khong, Oi Leng Lock, Qiao Tian Beatrice Zhang, Yi Hui Tham & Nur-Illya Nafiza Mohamed Noorhazman

    In this article, we share our learning experience as a Lesson Study team. The Research Lesson was on Figural Patterns taught in Year 7. In addition to helping students learn the skills of the topic... More

    pp. 1257-1267

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  13. Pell Identities via a Quadratic Field

    Martin Griffiths

    In this article, we derive a number of identities involving both Pell numbers and binomial coefficients. We also consider briefly the potential for obtaining Pell identities involving trinomial... More

    pp. 1268-1273

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