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Cooley, Laurel A. – Primus, 1997
Describes an experimental study in which two sections of calculus were taught using the same materials, except one section was enhanced with the computer algebra system Mathematica. Results indicated that the students in the technology group had advantages to understanding certain key topics in calculus such as limits, derivatives, and curve…
Descriptors: Calculus, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Educational Technology
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Harris, Gary A.; Tarwater, J. Dalton – Primus, 1997
Describes a nine-hour, three-sequence mathematics course in the elementary teacher certification program at Texas Tech University. Emphasizes the development, philosophy, design, and implementation of the sequence. Presents excerpts from the activities and group exercises outlined for the course. Contains 15 references. (Author/ASK)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Higher Education
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Kasturiarachi, A. Bathi – Primus, 1997
Demonstrates how to incorporate collaborative learning into the mathematics curriculum. The method is based on the Academic Mastery Program (AMP) at Occidental College, a program that promotes achievement in mathematics by helping students to organize their lives around their academic interests. Describes in detail the format of the weekly two-…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, College Curriculum, Higher Education, Learning Strategies
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Mathews, Susann; Mathews, Kirk – Primus, 1999
Demonstrates examples, one of which is an extension of "guess and check," to include variables rather than numbers. The quadratic equation az2+bz+c=0, is solved by assuming a complex solution of the form z=x+iy. Explores the use of deMoivre's theorem in deriving trigonometric identities with other examples. (Author/ASK)
Descriptors: College Mathematics, College Preparation, Equations (Mathematics), High Schools
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Gordon, Sheldon P.; Gordon, Florence S. – Primus, 1999
Describes a simple cooling experiment that can be conducted in class at the college algebra, precalculus, calculus, or differential equations level whose aim is to determine the best exponential function to fit the experimental data. (Author/ASK)
Descriptors: Algebra, Calculus, College Mathematics, Demonstrations (Science)
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LaBerge, Victoria Boller; Sons, Linda R. – Primus, 1999
Considers the extent that first-year teachers (FYTs) were able to implement the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards in their teaching, the barriers to the FYTs implementation of the standards, factors contributing to their success, instructional practices used by the FYTs, and the implications for mathematics teacher-education…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Instruction
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Parker, Mark; Zullo, Holly; Preyer, Norris – Primus, 1999
Describes the Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM), a contest in which teams of three undergraduate students compete with other undergraduate teams from schools all over the world. Implements MCM at Eastern Oregon University and indicates that the MCM program promotes teamwork and generates enthusiasm in students. (Author/ASK)
Descriptors: Competition, Higher Education, Mathematical Models, Mathematics Education
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Campbell, Duff – Primus, 1999
Multiplicative calculus is based on a multiplicative rate of change whereas the usual calculus is based on an additive rate of change. Describes some student investigations into multiplicative calculus, including an original student idea about multiplicative Euler's Method. (Author/ASK)
Descriptors: Calculus, College Mathematics, Higher Education, Mathematics Activities
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Friedler, Louis M. – Primus, 1999
Raises questions about the cultural dependence of mathematics teaching based on the author's time as a Visiting Professor of Mathematics at the University of Ghana. (Author/ASK)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Mathematics Instruction
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Rishel, Thomas W. – Primus, 1991
Describes unusual mathematical assignments and writing methods utilized in college geometry classes for students with little or no geometric background. Includes a bibliography of 51 source books suggested for use by students enrolled in these courses. (JJK)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Mathematics, Content Area Writing, Geometric Concepts
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Schurle, Arlo W. – Primus, 1991
Reports on the differences in two sections of a college course on differential equations. Results on a common examination showed that writing assignments substituted for traditional homework assignments did not improve test performance. However, survey results indicated that students felt the writing assignments, in lieu of additional homework,…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Mathematics, Content Area Writing, Differential Equations
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Fenton, William E. – Primus, 1991
Describes an attempt to increase business calculus students' desire to learn by overcoming typical low levels of mathematical preparation and motivation utilizing a corporate structure managed by the students. Includes 10 sample problems from fictitious corporations. (JJK)
Descriptors: Calculus, Classroom Techniques, College Mathematics, Higher Education
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Solow, Anita E. – Primus, 1991
Discusses and provides sample lessons of learning by discovery and weekly problem sets, which are presented as alternative methods for teaching college calculus. Both approaches stress conceptual understanding and guide the students to explore the ideas of calculus in small groups in a computer laboratory setting. (JJK)
Descriptors: Calculus, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Development, College Mathematics
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Gass, Frederick – Primus, 1992
Discusses the rationale and a method for the instructional use of graphing calculators as an intermediary step between the intuitive notion of the concept of a limit and its formal epsilon-delta definition. (JJK)
Descriptors: Calculus, Cognitive Development, Concept Formation, Graphing Calculators
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Franzblau, Deborah S. – Primus, 1992
Details the planning and the outcomes for an undergraduate seminar course that introduced students to journal articles and graduate level texts pertaining to theoretical computer science. Included are useful guides for students that provide basic techniques for reading mathematical papers, and that lead students through the process of generating…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Mathematics, Computer Science, Higher Education
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