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Dudley, Underwood – Mathematics Education Dialogues, 1998
Discusses the place of mathematics in the world of work and how much mathematics is needed. Suggests that it is time to stop claiming that mathematics is necessary for jobs. Concludes that the power and satisfaction received from mathematics is more important than jobs. (ASK)
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Education, Mathematics History
Collagan, Robert B. – J Res Sci Teaching, 1969
Discusses the construction and evaluation of a programed course in mathematics designed to provide remedial instruction to college freshmen who scored below the 25th percentile on the ACT examination. The study involved 200 students at Morgan State College, Maryland. Dependent variables were scores on several mathematics and physics tests given…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Mathematics, Instruction, Physics
Collagan, Robert Bruce – 1968
Reported is a study of programed mathematics text usage by freshmen non-science majors having deficiencies in mathematical and reading skills. The primary problem was to develop a text that would teach the mathematics essential to the successful manipulation of quantitative problems in the physical sciences. The level of learning of the…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, College Science, Doctoral Dissertations, Instruction
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Davies, E. R. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 1977
Describes the writing of a programmed text to teach set theory and boolean algebra to students preparing to learn digital electronics. (JLH)
Descriptors: Algebra, College Mathematics, Electronics, Higher Education