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Everingham, Yvette L.; Gyuris, Emma; Connolly, Sean R. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2017
Contemporary science educators must equip their students with the knowledge and practical know-how to connect multiple disciplines like mathematics, computing and the natural sciences to gain a richer and deeper understanding of a scientific problem. However, many biology and earth science students are prejudiced against mathematics due to…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Mathematics Anxiety, Mathematics Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Engelbrecht, Johann; Harding, Ansie – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2015
In keeping with the national mandate of increasing graduates in the sciences in South Africa, a concerted effort in improving the first year experience becomes imperative. First year mathematics courses commonly provide the base knowledge necessary for progression in different degree programmes at university. Success in mathematics courses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, College Freshmen
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Burke, Grainne; Mac an Bhaird, Ciaran; O'Shea, Ann – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2013
We report on the implementation of a monitoring scheme by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the National University of Ireland Maynooth. The scheme was introduced in an attempt to increase the level and quality of students' engagement with certain aspects of their undergraduate course. It is well documented that students with higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Mathematics, College Freshmen, Learner Engagement
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Konstantinou-Katzi, Panagiota; Tsolaki, Eleni; Meletiou-Mavrotheris, Maria; Koutselini, Mary – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2013
Diversity and differentiation within our classrooms, at all levels of education, is nowadays a fact. It has been one of the biggest challenges for educators to respond to the needs of all students in such a mixed-ability classroom. Teachers' inability to deal with students with different levels of readiness in a different way leads to school…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Individualized Instruction, Calculus
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Dunn, Peter K.; Richardson, Alice; Oprescu, Florin; McDonald, Christine – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2013
Using a Classroom Response System (CRS) has been associated with positive educational outcomes, by fostering student engagement and by allowing immediate feedback to both students and instructors. This study examined a low-cost CRS (VotApedia) in a large first-year class, where students responded to questions using their mobile phones. This study…
Descriptors: Audience Response Systems, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Student Participation
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Dunn, Peter K.; Richardson, Alice; McDonald, Christine; Oprescu, Florin – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2012
Student engagement at first-year level is critical for student achievement, retention and success. One way of increasing student engagement is to use a classroom response system (CRS), the use of which has been associated with positive educational outcomes by fostering student engagement and by allowing immediate feedback to both students and…
Descriptors: Audience Response Systems, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Statistics