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Charpin, J. P. F.; Hanrahan, P.; Mason, J. F.; O'Brien, S. B. G.; O'Sullivan, M. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2012
To encourage the study of mathematics in Ireland, the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry (MACSI) organizes a summer school once a year. The different aspects of this summer school are presented. Students are selected depending on their motivation, academic abilities, gender and geographical origins. Instruction and…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Graduate Students
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Zembat, Ismail Ozgur – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2008
The current study compared the effects of technological environments with that of the paper-and-pencil environment on reasoning about the concept of derivatives in the context of maximum and minimum problems. The data consisted of clinical interviews conducted with three pre-service secondary mathematics teachers and a newly registered graduate…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematical Logic
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Toh, Tin-Lam – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2007
This paper describes a content upgrading course on Secondary School Algebra which was planned and conducted for in-service mathematics teachers who are trained to teach mathematics at lower secondary level (ages 13 to 14). In order to be an effective mathematics teacher, one needs to know a great deal of mathematical knowledge on top of good…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Education