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Molyneux-Hodgson, Susan; Rojano, Teresa; Sutherland, Rosamund; Ursini, Sonia – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1999
Analyzes the results of a Mexican/British project that used the sociocultural approach to investigate ways in which mathematics is used in the practice of school science and the role of spreadsheets as a mathematical modeling tool. Suggests the possibility of enhancing students' capability to shift between a wider range of representations using…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Mathematical Models, Mathematics Instruction
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Griffiths, H. B.; McLone, R. R. – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1984
Results obtained when a procedure for assessing the questions on uniersity mathematics examinations to see what skills were needed for their solution are given for a sample of 1400 questions set during 1976 in 10 British universities. The method is a way of focusing rational argument. (MNS)
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Higher Education, Mathematics Instruction, Test Construction
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Ruthven, Kenneth – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1990
Compared was the mathematical performance of secondary school students for whom a graphic calculator was a standard mathematical tool, with that of students of similar background without regular access to graphing technology. Increased achievement on symbolization tasks, especially for females, was shown for students who used the graphing…
Descriptors: Calculators, Computer Graphics, Educational Technology, Females
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Blane, Dudley – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1985
Data collected in Britain on 15,000 children aged seven, 11, and 16 over a 26-year period were examined to determine mathematical attainment of geographically mobile children. Discussed are reasons why a literature review indicated that research evidence on the effects of school changes are contradictory and inconclusive. (MNS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Longitudinal Studies
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Gray, Edward M. – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1991
Interviews with 72 mixed ability students, aged 7 to 12, about arithmetic problem-solving strategies, indicated that the preference between procedural and deductive strategies becomes a divergent reality across ability levels. Among the conclusions is that more able children tend to be doing a qualitatively different sort of mathematics than their…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Structures, Cognitive Style
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Howson, A. G. – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1978
The influences of various committees and organizations are reported: The Primary Report, The Jeffrey Report, ATM, SMP, MME, PMP, CSM, Swansea, The Nuffield Project, and The Schools Council. (MP)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Curriculum, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education