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Cao, Ying; Brizuela, Barbara M. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2015
Past research has investigated students' epistemologies while they were taking courses that required an integrated understanding of mathematical and scientific concepts. However, past studies have not investigated students who are not currently enrolled in such classes. Additionally, past studies have primarily focused on individuals who are…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Asians, Adult Learning, Cultural Differences
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Debnath, Lokenath – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2011
This article deals with a brief history of Fibonacci's life and career. It includes Fibonacci's major mathematical discoveries to establish that he was undoubtedly one of the most brilliant mathematicians of the Medieval Period. Special attention is given to the Fibonacci numbers, the golden number and the Lucas numbers and their fundamental…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Numbers, Science Education History, Career Development
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Wood, L. N. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2010
The transition from university to professional working life is important to individual students, employers, universities and more generally to national economies. A better understanding of the match between skills required by industry and skills learnt at university is therefore paramount. This study examines the transition from the perspectives…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Graduate Surveys, Education Work Relationship, Mathematics Achievement
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Gill, Olivia; O'Donoghue, John; Faulkner, Fiona; Hannigan, Ailish – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2010
Hunt and Lawson 1 displayed the evidence of decline in the mathematical standards of first-year students in Coventry University between 1991 and 1995. Gill 2 sought to investigate if this was also the case in the University of Limerick (UL). The results of diagnostic tests administered to first-year undergraduates in the science and technology…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Diagnostic Tests, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction
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Bingolbali, E.; Ozmantar, M. F. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2009
In this article we focus on university lecturers' approaches to the service teaching and factors that influence their approaches. We present data obtained from the interviews with 19 mathematics and three physics lecturers along with the observations of two mathematics lecturers' calculus courses. The findings show that lecturers' approaches to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Calculus, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction
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Abbasi, Sarwar J.; Iqbal, Kahkashan – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2009
In this article, we evaluate the true proportion of mathematics educators and teachers at under/post graduate levels in Karachi, Pakistan in making math courses lively to students. We use a random sample of 75 students of engineering and commerce studying in three different universities namely University of Karachi, Usman Institute of Technology…
Descriptors: Correlation, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Mathematics Teachers
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Bourner, Tom; Greener, Sue; Rospigliosi, Asher – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2009
This article is about what happens to newly minted mathematics graduates. It explores data from the first destination statistics from the perspective of mathematics lecturers and others involved in institutions that provide a higher education in mathematics. It also looks at reasons why this issue is important to those engaged in the higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Employment Potential, Education Work Relationship, Graduate Surveys