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Budinski, Natalija; Takaci, Djurdjica – International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, 2011
This paper proposes modelling based learning as a tool for learning and teaching mathematics. The example of modelling real world problems leading to the exponential function as the solution of differential equations is described, as well as the observations about students' activities during the process. The students were acquainted with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, World Problems, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving
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Geng, Jianming; Chen, Kaiyuan; Wang, Nengxin; Ling, Sihan; Guo, Muqi; Huang, Zuyi – Chemical Engineering Education, 2019
US high school (HS) students are lagging behind their foreign peers in math performance. It is thus necessary to design teaching modules that motivate US HS students to learn more math and to improve their math skills. Our study set out to test two different software programs designed for the development of such skills. MATLAB Simulink provides a…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Computer Software
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Martins, Ana Margarida; Vera-Licona, Paola; Laubenbacher, Reinhard – Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, 2008
This article describes a mathematical biology workshop given to secondary school teachers of the Danville area in Virginia, USA. The goal of the workshop was to enable teams of teachers with biology and mathematics expertise to incorporate lesson plans in mathematical modelling into the curriculum. The biological focus of the activities is the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Molecular Biology, Workshops, Secondary School Teachers
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Grant, Melva R.; Crombie, William; Enderson, Mary; Cobb, Nell – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2016
Access to advanced study in mathematics, in general, and to calculus, in particular, depends in part on the conceptual architecture of these knowledge domains. In this paper, we outline an alternative conceptual architecture for elementary calculus. Our general strategy is to separate basic concepts from the particular advanced techniques used in…
Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematical Formulas, Calculus, High Schools