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Abernethy, Gavin M. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2018
A simple discrete-time two-dimensional dynamical system is constructed and analyzed numerically, with modelling motivations drawn from the zombie virus of popular horror fiction, and with suggestions for further exercises or extensions suitable for an introductory undergraduate course.
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Mathematics, Equations (Mathematics), Mathematical Concepts
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Reisel, John R.; Jablonski, Marissa; Hosseini, Hossein; Munson, Ethan – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2012
A summer bridge program for incoming engineering and computer science freshmen has been used at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee from 2007 to 2010. The primary purpose of this program has been to improve the mathematics course placement for incoming students who initially place into a course below Calculus I on the math placement examination.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Engineering, Computer Science, Calculus
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Soon, Wanmei; Ye, Heng-Qing – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2011
In this article, we examine the use of a new binary integer programming (BIP) model to detect arbitrage opportunities in currency exchanges. This model showcases an excellent application of mathematics to the real world. The concepts involved are easily accessible to undergraduate students with basic knowledge in Operations Research. Through this…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Operations Research, Numbers, Programming
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Juan, A.; Huertas, A.; Steegmann, C.; Corcoles, C.; Serrat, C. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2008
In this article we present a review of the state of the art in mathematical e-learning and some personal experiences on this area developed during the last eleven years at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC), a completely online university located in Spain. The article discusses important aspects related to online mathematics courses offered in…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Virtual Universities, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Nunokawa, Kazuhiko – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2004
The purpose of this paper was to investigate how it becomes possible for solvers to make drawings to advance their problem solving processes, in order to understand the use of drawings in mathematical problem solving more deeply. For this purpose, three examples in which drawings made by the solver played a critical role in the solutions have been…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Problem Solving, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction