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Gupta, I. D. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 1980
Mathematics is often referred to as a language. This paper attempts to explore the implied meanings of such statements and to outline a rationale for utilizing the language-structure of mathematics in mathematics instruction. (Author/MK)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Language, Mathematical Vocabulary, Mathematics Curriculum
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Fearnley-Sander, Desmond – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 1980
A calculator solution of a simple computational problem is discussed with emphasis on its ramifications for the understanding of some fundamental theorems of pure mathematics and techniques of computing. (Author/MK)
Descriptors: Calculators, Computation, Educational Technology, Mathematics Curriculum
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Evans, James R. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 1980
The use of mathematical modelling as a systematic framework for solving word problems is presented. Applications for typical elementary algebra and calculus problems are featured. (MP)
Descriptors: Algebra, College Mathematics, Higher Education, Learning Theories
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Lee, D. H.; Galvin, S. R. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 1980
An exercise in applied mathematics that focuses on belt drives that is suitable for senior secondary pupils is presented. Some comments on classroom use and student reactions to this lesson are included. (MP)
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Higher Education, Lesson Plans, Mathematical Applications
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Shannon, A. G. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 1979
The semantic differential--one approach to attitude measurement--basically records a combination of a person's associations with a particular concept with a scaling procedure. This paper considers the implications of such a device for teachers of mathematics. (Author/MK)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Attitudes, Data Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education
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Byers, Victor – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 1980
This paper discusses some of the factors which have to be considered in constructing an adequate description of the understanding of mathematics. It examines three models of understanding which have appeared during the last three years. (Author/MK)
Descriptors: Comprehension, Educational Psychology, Elementary Secondary Education, Knowledge Level
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Davies, H. B. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 1980
Attention is drawn to an ancient Greek method for finding the least common multiple (LCM) of two numbers. A link is established between this method and a well-known method of obtaining the highest common factor (HCF) numbers. This leads to consideration of some relationships between HCF and LCM. (Author/MK)
Descriptors: Algorithms, Mathematical Formulas, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction