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Karjanto, N. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2017
This article investigates the attitude toward mathematics among the students enrolled in the Foundation Year Programme at Nazarbayev University. The study is conducted quantitatively and an inventory developed by Tapia and Marsh II is adopted in this research. The inventory consists of 40 statements on the five-point Likert scale. Gender,…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement
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Code, Warren; Merchant, Sandra; Maciejewski, Wes; Thomas, Matthew; Lo, Joseph – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2016
One goal of an undergraduate education in mathematics is to help students develop a productive disposition towards mathematics. A way of conceiving of this is as helping mathematical novices transition to more expert-like perceptions of mathematics. This conceptualization creates a need for a way to characterize students' perceptions of…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Attitudes, Undergraduate Students
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Parker, K. Andrew – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2016
Basic arithmetic forms the foundation of the math courses that students will face in their undergraduate careers. It is therefore crucial that students have a solid understanding of these fundamental concepts. At an open-access university offering both two-year and four-year degrees, incoming freshmen who were identified as lacking in basic…
Descriptors: Remedial Mathematics, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education
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Roberts, A. L.; Sharma, M. D.; Britton, S.; New, P. B. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2007
This project aimed to quantitatively measure the ability of first year science students to transfer their mathematical skills and knowledge to a physical context. An instrument used in earlier studies to measure transfer of mathematical knowledge was modified for this project, and tested with 49 student volunteers. This paper presents the Transfer…
Descriptors: Student Volunteers, Predictive Validity, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics
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Ward, P.; Sprevak, D.; Boreham, C. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2002
This note, which is based on a final year project for a BSC degree, presents an investigation on the Olympic decathlon. It shows that the existing non-linear transformation which is used to assign points to athletes' performance gives practically identical results to that of a simpler linear one. In addition, the paper presents evidence to support…
Descriptors: Athletics, Athletes, Measurement Techniques, Scoring