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Padula, Janice – Australian Senior Mathematics Journal, 2016
According to the latest news about declining standards in mathematics learning in Australia, boys, and girls, in particular, need to be more engaged in mathematics learning. Only 30% of mathematics students at university level in Australia are female. Proofs are made up of words and mathematical symbols. One can assume the words would assist…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematical Logic, Validity, Foreign Countries
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Padula, Janice – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 2014
If educators want to interest students in mathematics (and science), they must engage them in the lower forms of high school or even earlier (Fisher, 2012). So, teachers should always consider a topic's ability to interest students in the early years of instruction in high school and its topicality. Networks have come into prominence recently with…
Descriptors: Graphs, Networks, Mathematics Instruction, Algebra
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Padula, Janice – Australian Senior Mathematics Journal, 2012
When hoping to initiate or sustain students' interest in mathematics teachers should always consider relevance, relevance to students' lives and in the middle and later years of instruction in high school and university, accessibility. A topic such as the mathematics behind networks science, more specifically scale-free graphs, is up-to-date,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Graphs, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers
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Padula, Janice – Australian Senior Mathematics Journal, 2011
The study of Kurt Godel's proof of the "incompleteness" of a formal system such as "Principia Mathematica" is a great way to stimulate students' thinking and creative processes and interest in mathematics and its important developments. This article describes salient features of the proof together with ways to deal with…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Logic, Teaching Methods, Validity
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Padula, Janice – Australian Senior Mathematics Journal, 2011
In this paper, different schools of thought are discussed and compared to encourage lively classroom discussion and interest in mathematics for high achieving Form 12 students and first (or higher) year university students enrolled in a mathematics degree program. In particular the work and views of two mathematicians, Kurt Godel (1931) and Ian…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Discussion, Documentaries, Grade 12
Padula, Janice – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 2009
Padula, J. (2005) described how mathematics teachers can channel the passion of students interested in electronic music by teaching the mathematics that has been used to create it. She hypothesised that the study and enjoyment of music may help the study of mathematics since both mathematics and music are symbol systems and pattern (and its…
Descriptors: Music, Geometric Concepts, Mathematics Teachers, Geometry
Padula, Janice – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 2006
One of the most interesting and important proofs in the history of mathematics is the Pythagorean school's proof of the "irrationality" of the square root of 2. After a brief look at G. H. Hardy (1941) thoughts regarding it, two versions of the classic Pythagorean proof are examined and discussed in this article, one written by an American…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Logic, Numbers, Mathematics Teachers
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Padula, Janice – Australian Senior Mathematics Journal, 2006
Mathematical fiction has probably existed since ideas have been written down and certainly as early as 414 BC (Kasman, 2000). Mathematical fiction is a recently rediscovered and growing literature, as sales of the novels: "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time" (Haddon, 2003) and "The Da Vinci Code" (Brown, 2004)…
Descriptors: Novels, Films, Fiction, Drama
Padula, Janice – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 2005
This article contains a small selection of mathematical fiction chosen with the teaching of mathematics in secondary school in mind. However, an attempt is made to classify the works and provide a few ideas about how these items may be used by mathematics teachers, sometimes, but not necessarily, in collaboration with science and humanities…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Fiction, Picture Books, Television
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Padula, Janice – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 2005
This article describes sound waves, their basis in the sine curve, Fourier's theorem of infinite series, the fractal equation and its application to the composition of music, together with algorithms (such as those employed by meteorologist Edward Lorenz in his discovery of chaos theory) that are now being used to compose fractal music on…
Descriptors: Geometric Concepts, Music, Physics, Acoustics
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Padula, Janice – Australian Senior Mathematics Journal, 2005
The motivation of students is of great import to mathematics teachers. Such an abstract powerful language needs to be valued or students will not wish to study it. This article argues that mathematics may be better appreciated through the beauty of the language in which problems are written, respect for the cultures of others and through relevance…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Student Motivation, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction
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Filinson, Rachel; Clark, Phillip G.; Evans, Joann; Padula, Cynthia; Willey, Cynthia – Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, 2012
In 2007, the Health Resources Services Administration introduced new mandates that raised the standards on program evaluation for Geriatric Education Centers. Described in this article are the primary and secondary evaluation efforts undertaken for one program within the Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center (RIGEC), the findings from these…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Continuing Education, Geriatrics, Accountability
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Padula, Janice – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2004
This article classifies and describes a selection of mathematical fiction. It also provides some practical activities teachers or parents can use to help make the mathematics more explicit and engaging for their children. Not many people, apart from primary teachers, are aware of mathematical fiction or mathematical picture storybooks, although…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Fiction, Mathematics Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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Hébert, Thomas P.; Corcoran, Jamie A.; Coté, John M.; Ene, Mihaela C.; Leighton, Elizabeth A.; Holmes, Ashley M.; Padula, Diane D. – Gifted Child Today, 2014
Gifted teenagers in middle and high school benefit from classroom environments that support their social and emotional development. Teachers of gifted adolescents may create classroom environments in which young people know it is safe to be smart and where they feel valued and respected for their intellect, creativity, and passions. By utilizing…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Educational Strategies, Secondary Education
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Hanson, Karen L.; Medina, Krista Lisdahl; Padula, Claudia B.; Tapert, Susan F.; Brown, Sandra A. – Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 2011
Because of ongoing neuromaturation, youth with chronic alcohol/substance use disorders (AUD/SUD) are at risk for cognitive decrements during young adulthood. We prospectively examined cognition over 10 years based on AUD/SUD history. Youth (N = 51) with no AUD/SUD history (n = 14), persisting AUD/SUD (n = 18), or remitted AUD/SUD (n = 19) were…
Descriptors: Visual Learning, Verbal Learning, Drug Use, Drinking
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