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International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology

July 2008 Volume 39, Number 5

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Number of articles: 11

  1. Improving Senior Secondary School Students' Attitude towards Mathematics through Self and Cooperative-Instructional Strategies

    S A. Ifamuyiwa & M K. Akinsola

    This study investigated the effects of self and cooperative-instructional strategies on senior secondary school students' attitude towards Mathematics. The moderating effects of locus of control... More

    pp. 569-585

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  2. Analyticity without Differentiability

    Evgenia Kirillova & Karlheinz Spindler

    In this article we derive all salient properties of analytic functions, including the analytic version of the inverse function theorem, using only the most elementary convergence properties of... More

    pp. 587-599

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  3. A Sacred Geometry of the Equilateral Triangle

    E P. Doolan

    In this article, we investigate the construction of spirals on an equilateral triangle and prove that these spirals are geometric. In further analysing these spirals we show that both the male ... More

    pp. 601-629

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  4. A Generalization of the Prime Number Theorem

    Paul S. Bruckman

    In this article, the author begins with the prime number theorem (PNT), and then develops this into a more general theorem, of which many well-known number theoretic results are special cases,... More

    pp. 631-635

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  5. Animating an Equation: A Guide to Using FLASH in Mathematics Education

    Ezzat G. Bakhoum

    Macromedia's FLASH development system can be a great tool for mathematics education. This article presents detailed Flash tutorials that were developed and taught by the author to a group of... More

    pp. 637-655

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  6. Connecting Dynamic Representations of Simple Mathematical Objects with the Construction and Exploration of Conic Sections

    Manuel Santos-Trigo, Hugo Espinosa-Perez & Aaron Reyes-Rodriguez

    Different technological artefacts may offer distinct opportunities for students to develop resources and strategies to formulate, comprehend and solve mathematical problems. In particular, the use ... More

    pp. 657-669

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  7. On the Analysis and Construction of the Butterfly Curve Using "Mathematica"[R]

    Y H. Geum & Y I. Kim

    The butterfly curve was introduced by Temple H. Fay in 1989 and defined by the polar curve r = e[superscript cos theta] minus 2 cos 4 theta plus sin[superscript 5] (theta divided by 12). In this... More

    pp. 670-678

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  8. On Sums of Numerical Series and Fourier Series

    H Germano Pavao & E Capelas de Oliveira

    We discuss a class of trigonometric functions whose corresponding Fourier series, on a conveniently chosen interval, can be used to calculate several numerical series. Particular cases are... More

    pp. 679-685

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  9. Monotonicity and Logarithmic Concavity of Two Functions Involving Exponential Function

    Ai-Qi Liu, Guo-Fu Li, Bai-Ni Guo & Feng Qi

    The function 1 divided by "x"[superscript 2] minus "e"[superscript"-x"] divided by (1 minus "e"[superscript"-x"])[superscript 2] for "x" greater than 0 is proved to be strictly decreasing. As an... More

    pp. 686-691

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  10. Student Presentations in the Classroom

    David L. Farnsworth

    For many years, the author has been involving his students in classroom teaching of their own classes. The day-to-day practice is described, and the advantages and disadvantages for both the... More

    pp. 692-697

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  11. Latin and Cross Latin Squares

    Emanuel Emanouilidis

    Latin squares were first introduced and studied by the famous mathematician Leonhard Euler in the 1700s. Through the years, Latin squares have been used in areas such as statistics, graph theory,... More

    pp. 697-700

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