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International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology

2014 Volume 45, Number 2

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Number of articles: 9

  1. A Multidimensional Approach to Explore the Understanding of the Notion of Absolute Value

    Athanasios Gagatsis & Areti Panaoura

    The study aimed to investigate students' conceptions on the notion of absolute value and their abilities in applying the specific notion in routine and non-routine situations. A questionnaire ... More

    pp. 159-173

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  2. Modelling Rate for Change of Speed in Calculus Proposal of Inductive Inquiry

    Andrzej Sokolowski

    Research has shown that students have difficulties with understanding the process of determining whether an object is speeding up or slowing down, especially when it is applied to the analysis of... More

    pp. 174-189

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  3. Using Dynamic Tools to Develop an Understanding of the Fundamental Ideas of Calculus

    Debbie Verzosa, Angela Fatima Guzon & Ma Louise Antonette N. De Las Peñas

    Although dynamic geometry software has been extensively used for teaching calculus concepts, few studies have documented how these dynamic tools may be used for teaching the rigorous foundations of... More

    pp. 190-199

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  4. The Role of Universities in Preparing Graduates to Use Software in the Financial Services Workplace

    Leonie Tickle, Tim Kyng & Leigh N. Wood

    The role of universities in preparing students to use spreadsheet and other technical software in the financial services workplace has been investigated through surveys of university graduates,... More

    pp. 200-213

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  5. Exploring the Limits of Trigonometric Functions: Results and Reflections from a Pilot Study

    Yiu-Kwong Man & Kin-Keung Poon

    In this paper, we report a pilot study on engaging a group of undergraduate students to explore the limits of sin(x)/x and tan(x)/x as x approaches to 0, with the use of non-graphic scientific... More

    pp. 214-226

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  6. Undergraduate Mathematics Students' Reasons for Attending Live Lectures When Recordings Are Available

    Caroline Yoon, Greg Oates & Jamie Sneddon

    With the proliferation of new affordable recording technologies, many universities have begun offering students recordings of live lectures as a part of the course resources. We conducted a survey ... More

    pp. 227-240

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  7. The Problem-Solving Approach in the Teaching of Number Theory

    Pee Choon Toh, Yew Hoong Leong, Tin Lam Toh, Jaguthsing Dindyal, Khiok Seng Quek, Eng Guan Tay & Foo Him Ho

    Mathematical problem solving is the mainstay of the mathematics curriculum for Singapore schools. In the preparation of prospective mathematics teachers, the authors, who are mathematics teacher... More

    pp. 241-255

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  8. Do Screencasts Help to Revise Prerequisite Mathematics? An Investigation of Student Performance and Perception

    Birgit Loch, Camilla R. Jordan, Tim W. Lowe & Ben D Mestel

    Basic calculus skills that are prerequisites for advanced mathematical studies continue to be a problem for a significant proportion of higher education students. While there are many types of... More

    pp. 256-268

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  9. Does Computer-Aided Formative Assessment Improve Learning Outcomes?

    John Hannah, Alex James & Phillipa Williams

    Two first-year engineering mathematics courses used computer-aided assessment (CAA) to provide students with opportunities for formative assessment via a series of weekly quizzes. Most students... More

    pp. 269-281

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