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Gubbins, E. Jean; Villanueva, Merzili; Gilson, Cindy M.; Foreman, Jennifer L.; Bruce-Davis, Micah N.; Vahidi, Siamak; Callahan, Carolyn M.; Tofel-Grehl, Colby – National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, 2013

As a nation, society benefits from an educated populace. At a time when economic, environmental, social, and security issues are the focus of many conversations in businesses, industries, government offices, schools, and homes, policymakers turn their attention to the further development of human capital. Educators acknowledge that they have key…

Descriptors: STEM Education, High School Students, Secondary School Curriculum, Teaching Methods

Hirst, Keith – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2004

Using MAPLE enables students to consider many examples which would be very tedious to work out by hand. This applies to graph plotting as well as to algebraic manipulation. The challenge is to use these observations to develop the students' understanding of mathematical concepts. In this note an interesting relationship arising from inverse…

Descriptors: College Mathematics, Mathematical Concepts, Trigonometry, Graphs

National Center for Education Statistics, 2009

This report presents results of the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in mathematics at grades 4 and 8. The results from the 2009 assessment presented in this report are compared to those from previous years, showing how students' performance in mathematics has progressed over time. Results for students in the nation, the 50…

Descriptors: Student Participation, Academic Achievement, Second Language Learning, National Competency Tests

Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg. Curriculum Development Branch. – 1987

The Provincial Assessment of Mathematics was conducted at grades 3, 6, 9 and 12. There are three major components to the assessment: (1) a written test of the curriculum objectives carried out in May, 1987 for grades 3, 6, and 9, and in June, 1987 for grade 12 (Mathematics 300 and Mathematics 301); (2) a survey of teachers at these grade levels;…

Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Mathematical Concepts

Glaister, P. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2004

Two techniques for determining a straight line fit to data are compared. This article reviews two simple techniques for fitting a straight line to a set of data, namely the method of averages and the method of least squares. These methods are compared by showing the results of a simple analysis, together with a number of tests based on randomized…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Engineering, Teaching Methods

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Div. of Accountability. – 1989

The North Carolina End-of-Course Testing Program was established to provide student, school, and school system information about achievement in high school courses. This report describes: (1) "Characteristics of Algebra I Students"; (2) "Student Performance on the Core Test"; (3) "Combining Performance and Participation:…

Descriptors: Algebra, Educational Assessment, High Schools, Mathematical Concepts

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Div. of Accountability. – 1989

The North Carolina End-of-Course Testing Program was established to provide student, school, and school system information about achievement in high school courses. This report describes: (1) "Characteristics of Algebra II Students"; (2) "Student Performance on the Core Test"; (3) "Combining Performance and Participation:…

Descriptors: Algebra, Educational Assessment, High Schools, Mathematical Concepts

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Div. of Accountability. – 1989

The North Carolina End-of-Course Testing Program was established to provide student, school, and school system information about achievement in high school courses. This report describes: (1) "Geometry End-of-Course Test"; (2) "Scoring Geometry Proofs"; (3) "Characteristics of Geometry Students"; (4) "Student…

Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Geometry, High Schools, Mathematical Concepts

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Testing. – 1988

The North Carolina End-of-Course Testing Program was established to provide student, school, and school system information about achievement in high school courses. It appears that more than 40 percent of a class of students and approximately 60 percent of Algebra I students take Algebra II. Each Algebra II student took a test containing one of…

Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Algebra, High Schools, Mathematical Concepts

North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Testing. – 1988

The North Carolina End-of-Course Testing Program was established to provide student, school, and school system information about achievement in high school courses. The 59,723 students who took the Algebra I End-of-Course Test in 1987-88 were a subgroup of the school population in the eighth through twelfth grades. The proportion of students…

Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Algebra, High Schools, Mathematical Concepts

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Thompson, H. Bradford; Tuttle, Caroline – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1984

Provides examples of nested subroutines, focusing on the Gaussian quadrature function and test program (program listings included). Nested subroutines, features of the Gaussian quadrature, and when not to use it are considered. (JN)

Descriptors: College Mathematics, Computer Software, Functions (Mathematics), Higher Education