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Alhaddad, Idrus; Kusumah, Yaya S.; Sabandar, Jozua; Dahlan, Jarnawi A. – Indonesian Mathematical Society Journal on Mathematics Education, 2015

This research aims to investigate, compare, and describe the achievement and enhancement of students' mathematical communication skills (MCS). It based on the prior mathematical knowledge (PMK) category (high, medium and low) by using Treffinger models (TM) and conventional learning (CL). This research is an experimental study with the population…

Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Achievement, Instructional Effectiveness

Rasiman – Indonesian Mathematical Society Journal on Mathematics Education, 2015

This research aims to determine the leveling of critical thinking abilities of students of mathematics education in mathematical problem solving. It includes qualitative-explorative study that was conducted at University of PGRI Semarang. The generated data in the form of information obtained problem solving question and interview guides. The…

Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving

Bardini, Caroline; Pierce, Robyn; Vincent, Jill; King, Deborah – Indonesian Mathematical Society Journal on Mathematics Education, 2014

Concern has been expressed that many commencing undergraduate mathematics students have mastered skills without conceptual understanding. A pilot study carried out at a leading Australian university indicates that a significant number of students, with high tertiary entrance ranks, have very limited understanding of the concept of function,…

Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Mathematics, Mathematical Concepts, Pilot Projects

Maya, Rippi; Sumarmo, Utari – Indonesian Mathematical Society Journal on Mathematics Education, 2011

This paper reports findings of a post test experimental control group design conducted to investigate the role of modified Moore learning approach on improving students' mathematical understanding and proving abilities. Subjects of study were 56 undergraduate students of one state university in Bandung, who took advanced abstract algebra course.…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, College Mathematics, Mathematics Skills

Liu, Po-Hung – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017

The current main research trend in mathematics education is publishing studies by Western scholars pertaining to educational issues of the world in general. but Asia is mostly overlooked. Since international comparisons show Asian students outperform others in mathematics, the imbalance should receive more attention. To gain insight into this…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Surveys, Comparative Analysis

Dahl, Bettina – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2018

Problem and Project-Based Learning (PBL) emphasise collaborate work on problems relevant to society and emphases the relation between theory and practice. PBL fits engineering students as preparation for their future professions but what about mathematics? Mathematics is not just applied mathematics, but it is also a body of abstract knowledge…

Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction

Bergsten, Christer; Engelbrecht, Johann; Kågesten, Owe – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017

One challenge for an optimal design of the mathematical components in engineering education curricula is to understand how the procedural and conceptual dimensions of mathematical work can be matched with different demands and contexts from the education and practice of engineers. The focus in this paper is on how engineering students respond to…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, Comparative Analysis, College Mathematics

Guce, Ivee K. – International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education, 2017

Despite the efforts to confirm the effectiveness of writing in learning mathematics, analysis on common errors in mathematical writings has not received sufficient attention. This study aimed to provide an account of the students' procedural explanations in terms of their commonly committed errors in mathematical writing. Nine errors in…

Descriptors: Expository Writing, College Mathematics, Error Analysis (Language), Error Patterns

Laursen, Sandra L.; Rasmussen, Chris – International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, 2019

In the United States (US) and elsewhere across the world, undergraduate mathematics instructors are increasingly aware of the value of inquiry-based instruction. In this research commentary, we describe the intellectual origins and development of two major strands of inquiry in US higher education, offer an explanation for apparent differences in…

Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, College Mathematics, Undergraduate Students

Pierce, Robyn; Begg, Meredith – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2017

School and university mathematics: Do they speak the same language? Our university mathematics students come from amongst the successful school mathematics students, but what difficulties with symbols do their lecturers and tutors observe? In this paper, we report on data from interviews with 21 first-year lecturers and tutors from four…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Mathematical Concepts, College Faculty

Nakakoji, Yoshitaka; Wilson, Rachel – Education Sciences, 2018

Transfer of mathematical learning to science is seen as critical to the development of education and industrial societies, yet it is rarely interrogated in applied research. We present here research looking for evidence of transfer from university mathematics learning in semester one to second semester sciences/engineering courses (n = 1125). A…

Descriptors: College Mathematics, Transfer of Training, Physics, College Science

Okonkwo, Zephyrinus C. – International Research and Review, 2017

About the year 2000, the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Albany State University (ASU), Albany, Georgia, USA envisioned the need to have a comprehensive curriculum revision based on recommendations of the Conference Boards of The Mathematical Sciences, the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of American, and…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Money Management, Finance Occupations, Curriculum Development

Latterell, Carmen M.; Wilson, Janelle L. – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2016

This paper analyzes 16 preservice secondary mathematics education majors' mathematical autobiographies. Participants wrote about their previous experiences with mathematics. All participants discussed why they wanted to become mathematics teachers with the key factors being past experience with mathematics teachers, previous success in mathematics…

Descriptors: Autobiographies, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education

Berežný, Štefan – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2017

We have adapted our two laboratories at our department based on our research results, which were presented at the conference CADGME 2014 in Halle and published in the journal. In this article we describe the hardware and software structure of the Laboratory 1: LabIT4KT-1: Laboratory of Computer Modelling and the Laboratory 2: LabIT4KT-2:…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Laboratories, Computer Software

Enderson, Mary C.; Mann, Manveer – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2018

This article describes how for many college students the transition to college-level mathematics courses presents new challenges beyond those that were part of the high school experience. In this interdisciplinary study forty-four non-mathematics and non-science majors, enrolled in a retail-buying course, were studied to examine student confidence…

Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, College Students, Nonmajors, College Mathematics