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Machaba, France; Mwakapenda, Willy – Africa Education Review, 2016

This article emerged from an analysis of learners' responses to a task presented to learners studying Mathematics and Mathematical Literacy (ML) in Gauteng, South Africa. Officially, Mathematics and ML are two separate learning areas. Learners from Grade 10 onwards are supposed to take either one or the other, but not both. This means that by…

Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving

Movahhed, Saeid Safaei – Higher Education Studies, 2021

During the last couple of decades, many researchers have been trying to explicate "effective teaching" in higher education. As a result, when one searches the term, a vast amount of papers and research reports pop up in the literature, involving lists of attributes and competencies of effective teachers. But the impressive point is that…

Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Intellectual Disciplines, College Faculty, School Culture

Cornock, Claire – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2015

Being situated within a course at the applied end of the spectrum of maths degrees, the pure mathematics modules at Sheffield Hallam University have an applied spin. Pure topics are taught through consideration of practical examples such as knots, cryptography and automata. Rubik's cubes are used to teach group theory within a final year pure…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Manipulative Materials, Mathematical Concepts

Darlington, Ellie; Bowyer, Jessica – Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications, 2017

An ongoing reform programme of the post-16 Advanced "A"-level qualifications in England and Wales means that pre-university mathematics content and assessment will change from 2017. Undergraduate engineering is a subject that relies heavily on mathematics, and applicants to engineering degree programmes in the UK are required to have…

Descriptors: Engineering Education, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Mathematics Education

Jones, Steven R. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2015

Few studies on calculus limits have centred their focus on student understanding of limits at infinity or infinite limits that involve continuous functions (as opposed to discrete sequences). This study examines student understanding of these types of limits using both pure mathematics and applied-science functions and formulas. Seven calculus…

Descriptors: Calculus, Logical Thinking, Mathematics, Mathematical Concepts

Iannone, P.; Simpson, A. – Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, 2012

In this article, we report the planning and implementation of an oral assessment component in a first-year pure mathematics module of a degree course in mathematics. Our aim was to examine potential barriers to using oral assessments, explore the advantages and disadvantages compared to existing common assessment methods and document the outcomes…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Tests, College Instruction, College Students

Yeo, Joseph B. W. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017

Educators usually mean different constructs when they speak of open tasks: some may refer to pure-mathematics investigative tasks while others may have authentic real-life tasks in mind; some may think of the answer being open while others may refer to an open method. On the other hand, some educators use different terms, e.g. open and open-ended,…

Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Assignments, Student Needs

Yavuz Mumcu, Hayal – International Online Journal of Education and Teaching, 2018

Some researchers report that especially the students of the faculty of arts and science do not have sufficient knowledge of the practicability of mathematics since they are mostly interested in the pure aspect of mathematics, and they have difficulty in using their pure mathematical knowledge properly. So, this study aims to examine the views of…

Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Mathematics, Mathematical Applications

Yavuz Mumcu, Hayal – Online Submission, 2018

Some researchers report that especially the students of the faculty of science and letters do not have sufficient knowledge of the practicability of mathematics since they are mostly interested in the pure aspect of mathematics, and they have difficulty in using their pure mathematical knowledge properly. So, this study aims to examine the views…

Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Mathematics, Mathematical Applications

Jones, Steven R. – Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 2013

Researchers are currently investigating how calculus students understand the basic concepts of first-year calculus, including the integral. However, much is still unknown regarding the "cognitive resources" (i.e., stable cognitive units that can be accessed by an individual) that students hold and draw on when thinking about the integral. This…

Descriptors: Physics, Calculus, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts

Bahadir, Elif – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016

The purpose of this study is to examine a neural network based approach to predict achievement in graduate education for Elementary Mathematics prospective teachers. With the help of this study, it can be possible to make an effective prediction regarding the students' achievement in graduate education with Artificial Neural Networks (ANN). Two…

Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Graduate Study, Academic Achievement, Elementary Education

Barabash, Marita – Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications, 2017

The concept of angle emerges in numerous forms as the learning of mathematics and its applications advances through the high school and tertiary curriculum. Many difficulties and misconceptions in the usage of this multifaceted concept might be avoided or at least minimized should the lecturers in different areas of pure and applied mathematics be…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematical Applications

Pair, Jeffrey David – ProQuest LLC, 2017

What is mathematics? What does it mean to be a mathematician? What should students understand about the nature of mathematical knowledge and inquiry? Research in the field of mathematics education has found that students often have naive views about the nature of mathematics. Some believe that mathematics is a body of unchanging knowledge, a…

Descriptors: Mathematics, Heuristics, Humanism, Models

Iannone, Paola; Simpson, Adrian – Research in Mathematics Education, 2013

A consistent message emerges from research on undergraduate students' perceptions of assessment which describes traditional assessment as detrimental to learning. However this literature has not included students in the pure sciences. Mathematics education literature advocates the introduction of innovative assessment at university. In this…

Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Mathematics Tests, Alternative Assessment

Ma, Xin; McIntyre, Laureen J. – Canadian Journal of Education, 2005

Using data from the Longitudinal Study of Mathematics Participation (N = 1,518 students from 34 schools), we investigated the effects of pure and applied mathematics courses on mathematics achievement, controlling for prior mathematics achievement. Results of multilevel modelling showed that the effects of pure mathematics were significant after…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Longitudinal Studies, Foreign Countries