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International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology

1978 Volume 9, Number 2

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Number of articles: 8

  1. Teachers' Opinions About Some Teaching Material Involving History of Mathematics

    Barry J. Fraser & Anthony J. Koop

    A questionnaire survey was used to gauge the opinions of mathematics teachers about some history of mathematics materials recently developed for use in the classroom. Teachers' opinions of the... More

    pp. 147-51

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  2. An Evaluation of Continuous Assessment in Statistics Courses for Social Scientists

    F R. Jolliffe

    This paper reports on the use of continuous assessment in a statistics course for social scientists, in which assignments are open-ended and use real data. It was found that those students who... More

    pp. 177-81

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  3. A Glimpse of Mathematics Education Reforms in the People's Republic of China

    Frank Swetz

    The author was a member of a 23-man delegation of mathematics educators that recently toured the People's Republic of China observing the mathematics education scene. This paper describes the... More

    pp. 193-206

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  4. Interest and Its Relationship to Verbal Problem-Solving

    Martin P. Cohen & L Ray Carry

    This study tested the existence of a positive relationship between interest and verbal problem solving when problems are set in the area of interest assessed among secondary school students. There ... More

    pp. 207-12

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  5. Teaching Intuitive Statistics. II. Aiding the Estimation of Standard Deviations

    Patricia Lovie

    In this study, the subjects were found to produce better estimates of standard deviations by using a "range rule" than by a direct estimation procedure, particularly when the sample variances were ... More

    pp. 213-9

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  6. Let's Bring Back Subtraction

    H S. Gaskill & Robert J. Lopez

    The new, and prevalent, raised-dash notation (for subtraction) appearing in school mathematics texts is examined, especially for its effects on students' computational skills. Reasons for a return ... More

    pp. 221-9

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  7. Sketch for a Theory of Confusion in Mathematics Learning

    Eon Harper

    This paper analyses three well-known paradoxes to show how mathematical statements can cause mental disharmony. The outcome forms a basis for a psychological theory of confusion in mathematics... More

    pp. 231-7

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  8. Staff and Student Expectations of Some Undergraduate Mathematics Courses

    A G. Shannon & R J. Sleet

    The authors report on the stage of a project (tertiary education in applied mathematics, TEAM) aimed at investigating first-year students' expectations and preferences and lecturers' aims in... More

    pp. 239-47

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