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International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology

2011 Volume 42, Number 4

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Number of articles: 12

  1. Student Perceptions of Effective Use of Tablet PC Recorded Lectures in Undergraduate Mathematics Courses

    Caroline Yoon & Jamie Sneddon

    Tablet PCs have been increasingly used in undergraduate courses to create recorded lectures that are close copies of the live lectures. Research has shown that students are largely positive about... More

    pp. 425-445

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  2. Middle School Students' Reading Comprehension of Mathematical Texts and Algebraic Equations

    Adem Duru & Onder Koklu

    In this study, middle school students' abilities to translate mathematical texts into algebraic representations and vice versa were investigated. In addition, students' difficulties in making such ... More

    pp. 447-468

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  3. WMI2, the Student's On-Line Symbolic Calculator

    Zoltan Kovacs

    Student activities focused on discovering mathematics play an important role in the teaching and learning process. WebMathematics Interactive (WMI2) was developed to offer a fast and user-friendly ... More

    pp. 469-479

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  4. Adapting the Mathematical Task Framework to Design Online Didactic Objects

    Janet Bowers, Nadine Bezuk & Karen Aguilar

    Designing didactic objects involves imagining how students can conceive of specific mathematical topics and then imagining what types of classroom discussions could support these mental... More

    pp. 481-495

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  5. Linear Ordinary Differential Equations with Constant Coefficients. Revisiting the Impulsive Response Method Using Factorization

    Roberto Camporesi

    We present an approach to the impulsive response method for solving linear constant-coefficient ordinary differential equations based on the factorization of the differential operator. The approach... More

    pp. 497-514

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  6. Adding a Parameter Increases the Variance of an Estimated Regression Function

    Christopher S. Withers & Saralees Nadarajah

    The linear regression model is one of the most popular models in statistics. It is also one of the simplest models in statistics. It has received applications in almost every area of science,... More

    pp. 515-523

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  7. Yet More Frogs

    Paul M. E. Shutler

    Extending a recent paper by Derek Holton, we show how to represent the algorithm for the Frog Problem diagrammatically. This diagrammatic representation suggests a simpler proof of the symmetrical ... More

    pp. 524-533

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  8. Maximal Outboxes of Quadrilaterals

    Dongsheng Zhao

    An outbox of a quadrilateral is a rectangle such that each vertex of the given quadrilateral lies on one side of the rectangle and different vertices lie on different sides. We first investigate... More

    pp. 534-540

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  9. Generating Groups of Isometries of the Line Using Non-Standard Metrics

    Mark A. M. Lynch

    In this article, a simple exercise for finding groups isomorphic to the symmetry group of the real line is presented. A mechanism for producing metrics on the real line is used to construct the... More

    pp. 540-544

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  10. Sustainability in a Differential Equations Course: A Case Study of Easter Island

    Lorelei Koss

    Easter Island is a fascinating example of resource depletion and population collapse, and its relatively short period of human habitation combined with its isolation lends itself well to... More

    pp. 545-553

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  11. Row-Sum of a Class of M-Bonomial Coefficients

    Muniru A. Asiru

    Formulae for row-sum of M-bonomial coefficients [image omitted] where G is an mth g-gonal number is developed from a study of the ratio between consecutive terms of the sequence of row-sum. The... More

    pp. 553-557

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  12. Composite Gauss-Legendre Quadrature with Error Control

    J S. C. Prentice

    We describe composite Gauss-Legendre quadrature for determining definite integrals, including a means of controlling the approximation error. We compare the form and performance of the algorithm... More

    pp. 557-564

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