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International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology

1978 Volume 9, Number 1

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 8

  1. Reflections on a Problem Solving Study

    Frederick O. Flener

    Questions regarding the type of teacher input and its effect on immediate and delayed performance in student problem-solving are examined. Specific guidelines for the classroom teacher are then... More

    pp. 9-13

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  2. Growth Processes and Formal Logic. Comments on History and Mathematics Regarded as Combined Educational Tools

    Muriel Seltman & P E. J. Seltman

    The authors stress the importance of bringing together the causal logic of history and the formal logic of mathematics in order to humanize mathematics and make it more accessible. An example of... More

    pp. 15-29

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  3. Language Competence in Mathematics

    Martin Reed & Harry Wainman

    The relationship between performance in mathematics and the understanding of mathematical text is examined in the case of students who have to learn the discipline in a language which is not their ... More

    pp. 31-3

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  4. Crisis in Mathematics

    Pradip Kumar Majumdar

    The author discusses the apparent lack of present day progress and developments of mathematics and mathematicians as compared with those of previous generations. (Author/MN) More

    pp. 47-50

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  5. An Effective Learning System for Large Quantitative Methods Courses

    William Remus

    The process of designing a learning system for an undergraduate business course in problem solving is described. The system includes pre-testing, problem solving strategies, providing practice and ... More

    pp. 51-64

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  6. The Duality Principle in Teaching Arithmetic and Geometric Series

    Shraga Yeshurun

    The author discusses the use of the duality principle in combination with the hierarchy of algebraic operations in helping students to retain and use definitions and rules for arithmetic and... More

    pp. 65-70

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  7. Computer "Glass Boxes" as Advance Organizers in Mathematics Instruction

    Portia C. Elliott

    The author proposes that computer programs which are designed to make algorithmic structures accessible and comprehensible be employed as advance organizers in mathematics instruction. These... More

    pp. 79-87

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  8. The Objectives and Creation of a Course of Simulations/Case Studies for the Teaching of Engineering Mathematics

    L S. Clements & R R. Clements

    A course is described which gives students experience in creating practical mathematical models of "real" problems, relating the mathematical solutions of the model to the original problem, and... More

    pp. 97-117

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