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Seaton, Katherine A. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2019
To date, the way that academic misconduct is manifested in undergraduate mathematics coursework has been unexamined in the literature, with the consequence that policy and preventive education can fail to address it appropriately. This paper describes the particular features of the responses expected in mathematical tasks and provides concrete…
Descriptors: Integrity, Cheating, Plagiarism, Foreign Countries
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Megalou, Foteini – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2019
This paper describes a research project implemented in a course of Real Analysis II. The aim of this project is to analyse students' comprehension of the limiting behaviour of a function from "R"[superscript 2] to "R" at a point "P"[subscript 0] focusing on the formal definitions. Alternative definitions and other…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Foreign Countries, Definitions
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Park, Jungeun; DiNapoli, Joseph; Mixell, Robert A.; Flores, Alfinio – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2017
This study looks at the various verbal and non-verbal representations used in a process of modelling the number of annual plants over time. Analysis focuses on how various representations such as words, diagrams, letters and mathematical equations evolve in the mathematization process of the modelling context. Our results show that (1) visual…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Models, Equations (Mathematics)
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van der Hoff, Quay; Harding, Ansie – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2017
This study focuses on the mathematics department at a South African university and in particular on teaching of calculus to first year engineering students. The paper reports on a cause-effect analysis, often used for business improvement. The cause-effect analysis indicates that there are many factors that impact on secondary school teaching of…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Calculus, Engineering Education, Teaching Models
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Jones, Stephen L. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2017
Dr RL Moore was undoubtedly one of the finest mathematics teachers ever. He developed a unique teaching method designed to teach his students to think like mathematicians. His method was not designed to convey any particular mathematical knowledge. Instead, it was designed to teach his students to think. Today, his method has been modified to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Silber, Steven; Cai, Jinfa – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2017
This exploratory study examined how pre-service teachers (PSTs) pose mathematical problems for free and structured mathematical problem-posing conditions. It was hypothesized that PSTs would pose more complex mathematical problems under structured posing conditions, with increasing levels of complexity, than PSTs would pose under free posing…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts
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Tisdell, Chris; Loch, Birgit – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2017
Closed captioning of instructional videos is a topic that has not seen much discussion despite its importance for hearing-impaired students and recent legal ramifications if videos are not appropriately captioned. In particular, it is unclear what best practice in captioning videos should be to benefit all learners in disciplines such as…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Blended Learning
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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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Laursen, Sandra L.; Hassi, Marja-Liisa; Hough, Sarah – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2016
This mixed-methods study describes classroom characteristics and student outcomes from university mathematics courses that are based in mathematics departments, targeted to future pre-tertiary teachers, and taught with inquiry-based learning (IBL) approaches. The study focused on three two-term sequences taught at two research universities,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Active Learning, Inquiry, Teacher Education
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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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Campos, Dilhermando Ferreira; Pinto, Márcia Maria Fusaro – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2016
In recent years, changes in the Brazilian economic and social scenario have generated a growing demand for higher education in the country. In response to this new context, the federal government launched in 2007 a programme aiming at expansion of the enrolment to public higher education. In such environment of changes, several proposals have…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers
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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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Caglayan, Gunhan – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2016
The purpose of this article is to offer teaching ideas in the treatment of the definite integral concept and the Riemann sums in a technology-supported environment. Specifically, the article offers teaching ideas and activities for classroom for the numerical methods of approximating a definite integral via left- and right-hand Riemann sums, along…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Technology Integration, Mathematics, Mathematics Education
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Johnson, Estrella; Ellis, Jessica; Rasmussen, Chris – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2016
This paper is based on a large-scale empirical study designed to investigate Calculus I programmes across the United States to better understand the relationship between instructors' concerns about coverage, instructional practices, and the nature of the material covered. We found that there was no association between instructors feeling pressured…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Calculus
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Sahin, Ömer; Gökkurt, Burçin; Soylu, Yasin – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2016
The aim of the study is to examine prospective mathematics teachers' pedagogical content knowledge in terms of knowledge of understanding students and knowledge of instructional strategies which are the subcomponents of pedagogical content knowledge. The participants of this research consist of 98 prospective teachers who are studying in two…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers, Fractions, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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