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Trenholm, S.; Hajek, B.; Robinson, C. L.; Chinnappan, M.; Albrecht, A.; Ashman, H. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2019

The use of recorded lecture videos (RLVs) in mathematics instruction continues to advance. Prior research at the post-secondary level has indicated a tendency for RLV use in mathematics to be negatively correlated with academic performance, although it is unclear whether this is because regular users are generally weaker mathematics students…

Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Learner Engagement

Waldock, Jeff; Rowlett, Peter; Cornock, Claire; Robinson, Mike; Bartholomew, Hannah – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2017

By helping create a shared, supportive, learning community, the creative use of custom-designed spaces outside the classroom has a major impact on student engagement. The intention is to create spaces that promote peer interaction within and across year groups, encourage closer working relationships between staff and students and support specific…

Descriptors: Informal Education, Learner Engagement, Mathematics Education, Foreign Countries

Sangwin, Christopher J.; O'Toole, Claire – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2017

This paper reports a study which investigated the extent to which undergraduate mathematics students in the United Kingdom are currently taught to programme a computer as a core part of their mathematics degree programme. We undertook an online survey, with significant follow-up correspondence, to gather data on current curricula and received…

Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Programming, Foreign Countries

Kensington-Miller, Barbara; Novak, Julia; Evans, Tanya – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2016

This paper describes a case study of two pure mathematicians who flipped their lecture to teach matrix determinants in two large mathematics service courses (one at Stage I and the other at Stage II). The purpose of the study was to transform the passive lecture into an active learning opportunity and to introduce valuable mathematical skills,…

Descriptors: Blended Learning, Mathematics, Professional Personnel, Lecture Method

Cornock, Claire – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2015

Being situated within a course at the applied end of the spectrum of maths degrees, the pure mathematics modules at Sheffield Hallam University have an applied spin. Pure topics are taught through consideration of practical examples such as knots, cryptography and automata. Rubik's cubes are used to teach group theory within a final year pure…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Manipulative Materials, Mathematical Concepts

Hoadley, Susan; Tickle, Leonie; Wood, Leigh N.; Kyng, Tim – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2015

Graduates with well-developed capabilities in finance are invaluable to our society and in increasing demand. Universities face the challenge of designing finance programmes to develop these capabilities and the essential knowledge that underpins them. Our research responds to this challenge by identifying threshold concepts that are central to…

Descriptors: Curriculum, Finance Occupations, Online Surveys, Foreign Countries

Duah, Francis; Croft, Tony; Inglis, Matthew – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2014

We report the implementation and evaluation of a "peer assisted learning" (PAL) scheme designed to reduce the so-called "cooling off" phenomenon in undergraduate mathematics. "Cooling off" occurs when mathematics undergraduates lose motivation and interest in their studies, despite having previously actively chosen to…

Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Undergraduate Study, College Mathematics, Undergraduate Students

Tariq, Vicki N.; Qualter, Pamela; Roberts, Sian; Appleby, Yvon; Barnes, Lynne – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2013

This empirical study explores the roles that Emotional Intelligence (EI) and Emotional Self-Efficacy (ESE) play in undergraduates' mathematical literacy, and the influence of EI and ESE on students' attitudes towards and beliefs about mathematics. A convenience sample of 93 female and 82 male first-year undergraduates completed a test of…

Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Self Efficacy, Undergraduate Students, Mathematics Instruction

Croft, Tony; Duah, Francis; Loch, Birgit – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2013

Undergraduate mathematics is traditionally designed and taught by content experts with little contribution from students. Indeed, there are signs that there is resistance from mathematics lecturers to involve students in the creation of material to support their peers--notwithstanding the fact that students have been successfully engaged as…

Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Mathematics, Student Developed Materials, Case Studies

Tariq, Vicki N.; Durrani, Naureen – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2012

This empirical study explores factors influencing undergraduates' self-evaluation of their numerical competence, using data from an online survey completed by 566 undergraduates from a diversity of academic disciplines, across all four faculties at a post-1992 UK university. Analysis of the data, which included correlation and multiple regression…

Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Numeracy, Foreign Countries, Multiple Regression Analysis

Bell, Irene Teresa; Gibson, Ken – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2009

This research examines how e-assessment and e-resources were used to assess and support the mathematics of Technology and Design students undertaking a B.Ed. (post-primary) teacher education course. The students participated in two similar tests in order to ascertain if their mathematical difficulties were in the underlying concepts of the…

Descriptors: Student Teachers, Education Courses, Mathematics Education, Mathematical Concepts

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

Tariq, V. N. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2008

This study extends the debate concerning the mathematical skills deficit of bioscience undergraduates towards a deeper understanding of their mathematics learning, since only through the latter can appropriate and effective explicit teaching be implemented. Three hundred and twenty-six first-year bioscience undergraduates, from three pre- and four…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Test Items, Mathematics Tests, Scoring

Ubuz, Behiye – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2007

This present study investigated engineering students' conceptions and misconceptions related to derivative, particularly interpreting the graph of a function and constructing its derivative graph. Participants were 147 first year engineering students from four universities enrolled in first year undergraduate calculus courses with or without the…

Descriptors: Misconceptions, Mathematical Concepts, Engineering, Diagnostic Tests