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Evans, Bob – 1981

Three applications of microcomputers in Elementary Algebra instruction are described. The paper first discusses a program developed to help students explore the basic algebraic concept of linearity. Text and illustrations show how students can use the computer to visualize the conceptual relationship of slope and intercept, until they can…

Descriptors: Algebra, Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Assisted Testing

Alexander, John W., Jr.; Rosenberg, Nancy S. – 1980

This document consists of two modules. The first of these views applications of algebra and elementary calculus to curve fitting. The user is provided with information on how to: 1) construct scatter diagrams; 2) choose an appropriate function to fit specific data; 3) understand the underlying theory of least squares; 4) use a computer program to…

Descriptors: Algebra, Answer Keys, Calculus, College Mathematics

Rosenberg, Nancy S. – 1980

A group is viewed to be one of the simplest and most interesting algebraic structures. The theory of groups has been applied to many branches of mathematics as well as to crystallography, coding theory, quantum mechanics, and the physics of elementary particles. This material is designed to help the user: 1) understand what groups are and why they…

Descriptors: Answer Keys, College Mathematics, Higher Education, Instructional Materials

Carlson, David, Ed.; And Others – 1997

This book takes the position that the teaching of elementary linear algebra can be made more effective by emphasizing applications, exposition, and pedagogy. It includes the recommendations of the Linear Algebra Curriculum Study Group with their core syllabus for the first course, and the thoughts of mathematics faculty who have taught linear…

Descriptors: Algebra, Educational Change, Educational Resources, Educational Strategies

Boudreaux, Grant; Beslin, Scott – Australian Senior Mathematics Journal, 2013

The purpose of this article is to examine one possible extension of greatest common divisor (or highest common factor) from elementary number properties. The article may be of interest to teachers and students of the "Australian Curriculum: Mathematics," beginning with Years 7 and 8, as described in the content descriptions for Number…

Descriptors: Numbers, Foreign Countries, Fractions, Mathematical Formulas

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Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Div. of Academic Programs. – 1987

Because of the high incidence of failure in algebra I among ninth-grade students, the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education requested the development of this guide with the intention of providing a good pre-algebra foundation. The purposes of the guide are to recognize standards that involve the application of mathematical…

Descriptors: Algebra, Grade 8, Junior High Schools, Mathematical Concepts

Kohl, Timothy – College Mathematics Journal, 2012

A pair of elementary exercises, one from topology, the other from group theory are such that if one replaces three words in the topology problem, you get the group theory problem and vice-versa. This suggests connections between the two that are explored here.

Descriptors: Topology, Algebra, Mathematical Applications, College Mathematics

Humenberger, Hans – Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, 2011

When one uses Google (and many people do this!), the result of the query is a list of sites that have something to do with the item one is looking for. The specific sites are always more or less on the top, so it is not necessary to have a look on hundreds of sites to read something relevant and informative. How can Google manage this? How does…

Descriptors: Search Engines, Mathematics Instruction, Probability, Algebra

Beal, Carole R.; Rosenblum, L. Penny – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2015

Introduction: The present study evaluated the feasibility of using an iPad application or "app" for algebra-readiness mathematics, with accompanying braille materials and accessible graphics, when used in authentic educational settings. Methods: Twenty-nine students with visual impairments in grades 4-11 used the materials under the…

Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Courseware, Handheld Devices, Assistive Technology

Beal, Carole R.; Rosenblum, L. Penny – Grantee Submission, 2015

Introduction: The present study evaluated the feasibility of using an iPad application or "app" for algebra-readiness mathematics, with accompanying braille materials and accessible graphics, when used in authentic educational settings. Methods: Twenty-nine students with visual impairments in grades 4-11 used the materials under the…

Descriptors: Algebra, Assistive Technology, Braille, Computer Graphics

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Saenger, Robert M. – School Science and Mathematics, 1976

Using the methods described, pattern representation of operations in modular systems can be developed. (SD)

Descriptors: Display Systems, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Graphs

Casstevens, Thomas W.; And Others – 1979

This document consists of five units which all view applications of mathematics to American politics. The first three view calculus applications, the last two deal with applications of algebra. The first module is geared to teach a student how to: 1) compute estimates of the value of the parameters in negative exponential models; and draw…

Descriptors: Answer Keys, Calculus, College Mathematics, Higher Education

Aydin, Nuh – PRIMUS, 2009

The theory of error-correcting codes and cryptography are two relatively recent applications of mathematics to information and communication systems. The mathematical tools used in these fields generally come from algebra, elementary number theory, and combinatorics, including concepts from computational complexity. It is possible to introduce the…

Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Computer Science, Number Concepts, Liberal Arts

Bhattacharjee, Pramode Ranjan – Australian Senior Mathematics Journal, 2014

This paper being an extension of Bhattacharjee (2012) is very much relevant to Year 9 to Year 10A in the "Australian Curriculum: Mathematics". It also falls within the purview of class IX to class XII curriculum of Mathematics in India (Revised NCERT curriculum) for students aged 14-17 years. In Bhattacharjee (2012), the discovery of…

Descriptors: Trigonometry, Definitions, Secondary School Mathematics, Misconceptions

Schoen, Robert C.; LaVenia, Mark; Tazaz, Amanda M.; Farina, Kristy; Dixon, Juli K.; Secada, Walter G. – Grantee Submission, 2020

Using a cluster-randomized controlled trial research design, this study investigates the effect of the first year of a three-year teacher professional development program on grades 1 and 2 student achievement in mathematics. Although the findings reported in the present report do not meet the standard cutoff for statistical significance (e.g., 95%…

Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Grade 2, Mathematics Achievement