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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

Aleksandar Milenkovic; Nemanja Vucicevic – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2024

The contents of calculus, known for their complexity, present significant challenges for students, particularly in mastering multiple integrals and effectively visualizing related concepts. The transition to distance learning prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic has further complicated the learning process in multiple integrals. In line with this and…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Calculus, COVID-19

González Peralta, Angelina G.; Aguilar, Mario Sánchez – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2023

Educational research has reported different benefits related to the use of practice tests. In the case of the teaching and learning of mathematics, evidence has been found that the use of practice tests is associated with an improved performance in standardized tests. However, it is less known about the emotions that students experience during…

Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Emotional Response, Mathematics Tests, Drills (Practice)

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

Soysal, Dilek; Bani-Yaghoub, Majid; Riggers-Piehl, Tiffani A. – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2022

The current COVID-19 pandemic has largely impacted the academic performance of several college students. The present study is concerned with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on students pursuing a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) degree. We collected weekly survey data (w=9) of students (n=53) taking calculus courses…

Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Learning Motivation, Self Efficacy, Undergraduate Students

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

Ilhan, Aziz; Akin, M. Faysal – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2022

The present study aimed to analyse the context-based problem solutions of pre-service mathematics teachers, their mathematical sentences formation skills and misconceptions. Thus, the participating pre-service mathematics teachers were asked to solve context-based problems, form mathematical sentences formation, predict misconceptions that they…

Descriptors: Misconceptions, Problem Solving, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction

Araújo, Carlos Henrique Delmiro; Menezes, Daniel Brandão – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2022

The Multimedia Research Laboratory, inserted in the Federal University of Ceará has the Multimedia Mathematics Education Group, in which they study the mathematics teaching with the methodological contribution of the Fedathi sequence (FS). In one of the study meetings, the members raised the issue of how a class in the light of the FS could be,…

Descriptors: Validity, Mathematical Logic, Mathematics Instruction, Multimedia Instruction

Lopes, Aldo Peres Campos – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2022

This study addresses three aspects of the attitude towards mathematics: usefulness, interest, and recognition of the social roles of mathematics. Mathematical modeling activities were developed and conducted with engineering students. We analyzed how the attitude towards mathematics is manifested in this context and what contribution can be to a…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Teaching Methods, Student Interests, Mathematical Models

Hurdle, Zachariah Benton; Akbuga, Enes; Schrader, Paul – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2022

This study focuses on the analysis of certain performance predictors for calculus I. We collected data from 717 students from 2013 through 2018 at a southeastern university in the United States to explore any correlation between course times (particularly very early versus the rest) and student performance in this specific course, along with a…

Descriptors: Calculus, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Undergraduate Students

Rizos, Ioannis; Adam, Maria – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2022

In this paper, we present parts of an online qualitative research project which lasted a whole semester about the understanding of real numbers by sixty first-year Greek mathematics undergraduate students during the COVID-19 pandemic. We focus on the distinction between rational and irrational numbers and their location on the number line using…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods

Gunes, Gonul – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2022

This study intends to review the operational estimation skills of pre-service primary school teachers, and to see if they are able to use the correct strategy when making estimates. For this purpose, the "estimation skills test" comprised of 41 questions allowing estimates using 14 distinct estimation strategies was used. 209 pre-service…

Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Elementary School Teachers

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

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