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Dede, Yuksel – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2013
This study reported the specific findings of a larger comparative study concerning Turkish and German mathematics teachers' values. The main focus was on the teaching experience of the mathematics teachers. Interactions related to nationality were also of interest. The research methodology employed in this study was a descriptive study. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers, Teaching Experience, Mathematics Education
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Schmidt, Karsten; Kohler, Anke – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2013
The Matrix Algebra portion of the intermediate mathematics course at the Schmalkalden University Faculty of Business and Economics has been moved from a traditional classroom setting to a technology-based setting in the PC lab. A Computer Algebra System license was acquired that also allows its use on the students' own PCs. A survey was carried…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Algebra, Computer Uses in Education
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Klymchuk, Sergiy; Kachapova, Farida – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2012
This article is devoted to practical aspects of teaching and learning of probability at university. It presents the difficulties and attitudes of first-year university science and engineering students towards using paradoxes and counterexamples as a pedagogical strategy in teaching and learning of probability. It also presents a student's point of…
Descriptors: Probability, Higher Education, Science Education, Science Instruction
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Ammann, Claudia; Frauendiener, Jorg; Holton, Derek – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2010
Before we consider the German tertiary system, we review the education system and consider other relevant background details. We then concentrate on the tertiary system and observe that the mathematical enrolments are keeping up with the overall student enrolments. At the same time, the first year mathematics enrolments for women are greater than…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries
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Zeitler, H. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2002
Stimulated by a picture of a Sierpinski-pyramid and an article by Stewart, students were asked about a connection between this pyramid and the well-known trinomial formula. The results of all the work done with students are presented in this note. (Contains 8 figures.)
Descriptors: Geometric Concepts, Mathematics Education, Mathematical Formulas, Validity