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Chai, Jun; Friedler, Louis M.; Wolff, Edward F.; Li, Jun; Rhea, Karen – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2015
The results from a cross-national study comparing calculus performance of students at East China Normal University (ECNU) in Shanghai and students at the University of Michigan before and after their first university calculus course are presented. Overall, ECNU significantly outperformed Michigan on both the pre- and post-tests, but the Michigan…
Descriptors: Calculus, Cross Cultural Studies, Pretests Posttests, Mathematics Instruction
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Debnath, Lokenath – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2011
This article deals with a short history of mathematics and mathematical scientists during the ancient and medieval periods. Included are some major developments of the ancient, Indian, Arabic, Egyptian, Greek and medieval mathematics and their significant impact on the Renaissance mathematics. Special attention is given to many results, theorems,…
Descriptors: Mathematics, History, Medieval History, Number Concepts