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Meghan Odsliv Bratkovich; Jane Harvey; Katherine M. Hellmann; Kimberly A. Cooper – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2024

This study examines language demands in undergraduate university mathematics classes with a view to better preparing and supporting international and other culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students in the United States universities. We observed and analyzed the language demands of 13 entry-level mathematics classes across two large…

Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Mathematics Instruction, Language Usage, College Mathematics

Mohammad, Nagham; Nica, Mihai; Levere, Kimberly M.; Okner, Rachel – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2023

Out-of-class activities play a crucial role in student learning. However, student opinions on the design of these activities are rarely measured across several different classes. The purpose of this study is to understand students' preferences and attitudes towards new "Engaged Mathematics Labs" in which professors and teaching…

Descriptors: College Students, College Mathematics, After School Programs, Learning Laboratories

Khasawneh, Elaina; Hodge-Zickerman, Angie; York, Cindy S.; Smith, Thomas J.; Mayall, Hayley – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2023

The focus of this study was to examine the effect of teaching based on inquiry-based learning versus traditional learning on mathematics achievement scores of undergraduate students enrolled in a college algebra class in a university classified as a Predominantly Black Institution. A college algebra course was chosen in this study due to the…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Algebra, Teaching Methods

Morales Carballo, Armando; Damián Mojica, Angie; Marmolejo Vega, José Efrén – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2022

A theoretical-didactic proposal based on variational ideas and the use of GeoGebra is described as a response to a local problem on the understanding of the concept of function and quadratic equation in pre-university students. The theoretical elements of this work are based on the understanding of concepts and the theory of semiotic registers and…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Software

Chamberlin, Michelle – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2022

For teachers to provide students with meaningful instruction in area measurement, teachers need robust understandings of area. Here, I describe two cycles of a "lesson experiment" used to investigate prospective teachers' understandings of area units in an undergraduate mathematics class. For each cycle, I collected and analyzed the…

Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Geometric Concepts, Measurement

McGowen, Mercedes A.; Davis, Gary E. – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2022

We discuss and examine a numerical indicator--the individual gain--of students' engagement and mathematical growth in relation to an instructor's course aims and goals. The individual gain statistic assesses the fractional amount an individual student improves initial-test to final-test. We argue that an initial-test score and a final-test score,…

Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Cognitive Processes, Mathematics Achievement, Scores

Fralish, Zachary David; Hallmark, Nathan; Marshall, Johnathon – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2021

The SIMIODE Challenge for Undergraduates in Differential Equation Modelling (SCUDEM) offers students the opportunity to improve their mathematical capacity, ability to think critically, and communication skills through researching, developing, and presenting on a differential equations model for a natural phenomenon. During the fall 2019 SCUDEM,…

Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Mathematics, Equations (Mathematics), Mathematical Models

Can, Cihan; Clark, Kathleen Michelle – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2020

For several decades, literature on the history and pedagogy of mathematics has described how history of mathematics is beneficial for the teaching and learning of mathematics. We investigated the influence of a history and philosophy of mathematics (HPhM) course on students' progress through the lens of various competencies in mathematics (e.g.,…

Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Concept Formation, College Mathematics, Mathematics Skills

Velazco, Derling Jose Mendoza; Martinez, Magda Francisca Cejas; Yanez, Carlos Alban; Ortega, Yanet Marisol – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2020

To prevent difficulties in learning mathematics, effective and innovative teaching methodologies should be used. The present study presents the results of a relational and comparative study between the application of the open number-based algorithm (ABN) and the closed number-based algorithm (CNB) method. The research was of a descriptive…

Descriptors: Mathematics, Instructional Innovation, Mathematics Instruction, Numbers

Johnson, Jason D.; Williams, Cara – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2020

The purpose of the current study was to examine the preferred mobile learning features higher education Emirati students use to make sense of mathematics and to determine if these Emirati students valued a mobile device as an essential tool to learn mathematics. Both students and instructors used the Texas Instruments Nspire: Computer Algebra…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Student Attitudes

Lee, Hea-Jin; Boyadzhiev, Irina – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2020

This study investigated understanding of and misconceptions with fractions in college students enrolled in a remedial mathematics course. Data were collected from 22 college students for one semester. The analysis of 41 fraction problems revealed that participants' common misconceptions were associated with a lack of understanding of basic…

Descriptors: College Students, College Mathematics, Mathematics Skills, Misconceptions

Locia-Espinoza, Edgardo; Morales-Carballo, Armando; Merino-Cruz, Héctor – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2020

This paper reports the results of three questionnaires applied to sixty-seven students preparing to become university-level mathematics teachers; the questionnaires were focused on knowing their conceptions and their mastery of the representations of functions in the development of power series. The theoretical and methodological background rests…

Descriptors: Calculus, College Mathematics, Numbers, Mathematics

Alkhateeb, Mohammad Ahmad; Al-Duwairi, Ahmed Mohammad – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2019

Mobile devices are characterized by attractive advantages, and provide broad benefits in the university students' math teaching. Our study proposes integrating the Mobile Applications in teaching geometry. Findings of the researches showed that students face difficulties in learning geometry. The material and virtual maneuvers may assist the…

Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software, Technology Integration

Almerino, Porferio M., Jr.; Etcuban, Jonathan Olores; De Jose, Cionelyn G.; Almerino, Jana Gloria F. – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2019

This research evaluated the extent of students' affective beliefs towards mathematics at Southern Leyte State University (SLSU), Sogod, Southern Leyte, Philippines as the basis for a Mathematical Disposition Intervention Plan. The study employed descriptive research as the investigation centers on the extent of the students' affective beliefs…

Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Beliefs, Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries

Zhang, Xuemao; Maas, Zoe – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2019

The use of computer simulations in the teaching of introductory statistics can help undergraduate students understand difficult or abstract statistics concepts. The free software environment R is a good candidate for computer simulations since it allows users to add additional functionality by defining new functions. In this paper, we illustrate…

Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Probability

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