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Gula, Taras; Hoessler, Carolyn; Maciejewski, Wes – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2015
Many students enter the Canadian college system with insufficient mathematical ability and leave the system with little improvement. Those students who enter with poor mathematics ability typically take a developmental mathematics course as their first and possibly only mathematics course. The educational experiences that comprise a developmental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Mathematics Achievement, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Brandt, Jim; Lunt, Jana; Meilstrup, Gretchen Rimmasch – PRIMUS, 2016
Educators often argue that mathematics should be taught so that the students in the course are actually "doing mathematics." Is there a consensus among mathematicians and mathematics educators as to the meaning of "doing mathematics?" In an effort to answer this question, we administered a survey to hundreds of university-level…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Professional Personnel, Mathematics Teachers, College Faculty
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Nahornick, Ashley – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2016
Education matters. Every year, more students are pursuing postsecondary education. In fact, during the 2012-2013 academic year, over two million students were studying in Canadian postsecondary institutions, making it even more important to ensure that our students are getting the education and training they need to succeed. Notably, it is not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, College Mathematics, Mathematics Education
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Maciejewski, Wes; Star, Jon R. – Research in Mathematics Education, 2016
Mathematics experts often choose appropriate procedures to produce an efficient or elegant solution to a mathematical task. This "flexible procedural knowledge" distinguishes novice and expert procedural performances. This article reports on an intervention intended to aid the development of undergraduate calculus students' flexible use…
Descriptors: Calculus, Undergraduate Students, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction
Savard, Annie; Manuel, Dominic – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2015
Statistics is a domain that is taught in Mathematics in all school levels. We suggest a potential in using an interdisciplinary approach with this concept. Thus the development of the understanding of a situation might mean to use both mathematical and statistical reasoning. In this paper, we present two case studies where two middle school…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Statistics, Middle Schools, Secondary School Mathematics
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Kensington-Miller, Barbara; Novak, Julia; Evans, Tanya – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2016
This paper describes a case study of two pure mathematicians who flipped their lecture to teach matrix determinants in two large mathematics service courses (one at Stage I and the other at Stage II). The purpose of the study was to transform the passive lecture into an active learning opportunity and to introduce valuable mathematical skills,…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Mathematics, Professional Personnel, Lecture Method
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Rajotte, Thomas; Marcotte, Christine; Bureau-Levasseur, Lisa – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
In recent decades, the dropout rate in Abitibi-Témiscamingue is a worrying phenomenon. An analysis of ministerial examination results identifies that students in Abitibi-Témiscamingue have specific difficulties with mathematical problem solving tasks. Among the activities that develop those skills, the daily routines in mathematics seem to be a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dropout Rate, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Instruction
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Lundetrae, Kjersti; Mykletun, Reidar; Gabrielsen, Egil – Adults Learning Mathematics, 2010
Girls attend less education in mathematics than boys when the subject becomes an elective in upper secondary schools and above. One explanation for this might be gender differences in mathematical self-concept, which are the focus of the present study. Data from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALL) were used to examine whether young…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Young Adults, Late Adolescents, Gender Differences
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Bickmore, Kathy; Kaderi, Ahmed Salehin; Guerra-Sua, Ángela – Journal of Peace Education, 2017
Public education is one influence on how young people learn to navigate social conflicts and to contribute to building democratic peace, including their sense of hope or powerlessness. Social studies curricula, in particular, introduce core concerns, geographies, governance and civil society, and participation skills and norms. History education…
Descriptors: Peace, Teaching Methods, Conflict, Civil Rights
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Cadigan, Francoise Jane; Wei, Yichun; Clifton, Rodney A. – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2013
Very little Canadian research has examined the academic achievement of private school students. Data from The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2003 were used to examine the achievement of private school students. The study found that private school students outperformed their public school peers. In addition, the students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, Mathematics Achievement, Private Schools
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Troyb, Eva; Orinstein, Alyssa; Tyson, Katherine; Helt, Molly; Eigsti, Inge-Marie; Stevens, Michael; Fein, Deborah – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
This study examines the academic abilities of children and adolescents who were once diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, but who no longer meet diagnostic criteria for this disorder. These individuals have achieved social and language skills within the average range for their ages, receive little or no school support, and are referred to…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Children, Adolescents, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Polotskaia, Elena; Savard, Annie – Research in Mathematics Education, 2018
Pupils' difficulties in solving word problems continue to attract attention: while researchers highlight the importance of relational reasoning and modelling, school curricula typically use short word problems to develop pupils' knowledge of arithmetic operations and calculation strategies. The Relational Paradigm attributes the leading role in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Grade 2, Experimental Groups
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Calder Stegemann, Kim; Grünke, Matthias – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2014
Number sense is critical to the development of higher order mathematic abilities. However, some children have difficulty acquiring these fundamental skills and the knowledge base of effective interventions/remediation is relatively limited. Based on emerging neuro-scientific research which has identified the association between finger…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Computation, Mathematical Concepts, Number Concepts
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Buteau, Chantal; Jarvis, Daniel H.; Lavicza, Zsolt – Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 2014
In this article, we outline the findings of a Canadian survey study (N = 302) that focused on the extent of computer algebra systems (CAS)-based technology use in postsecondary mathematics instruction. Results suggest that a considerable number of Canadian mathematicians use CAS in research and teaching. CAS use in research was found to be the…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, National Surveys, Foreign Countries
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Akbari, Ather H.; Aydede, Yigit – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2015
We compared the wages of economics degree holders with of those in 49 other fields of study using data from the 2006 Canadian population census. At the undergraduate level, economics majors earned the sixth highest average wage in 2005. When demographic controls were applied, they ranked ninth on the salary scale. When we compared the wages in 15…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economics Education, Education Work Relationship, Wages
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