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International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology

2013 Volume 44, Number 2

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Number of articles: 13

  1. The Cognitive Apprenticeship Theory for the Teaching of Mathematics in an Online 3D Virtual Environment

    Hara Bouta & Fotini Paraskeva

    Research spanning two decades shows that there is a continuing development of 3D virtual worlds and investment in such environments for educational purposes. Research stresses the need for these... More

    pp. 159-178

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  2. The Intelligence of Observation: Improving High School Students' Spatial Ability by Means of Intervention Unit

    Dorit Patkin & Ester Dayan

    This case study of one class versus a control group focused on the impact of an intervention unit, which is not part of the regular curriculum, on the improvement of spatial ability of high school ... More

    pp. 179-195

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  3. The Stability of Learners' Choices for Real-Life Situations to Be Used in Mathematics

    Cyril Julie

    One of the efforts to improve and enhance the performance and achievement in mathematics of learners is the incorporation of life-related contexts in mathematics teaching and assessments. These... More

    pp. 196-203

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  4. On Students' Conceptions of Arithmetic Average: The Case of Inference from a Fixed Total

    Dov Zazkis

    There is more to understanding the concept of mean than simply knowing and applying the add-them-up and divide algorithm. In the following, we discuss a component of understanding the mean-... More

    pp. 204-213

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  5. Academics' Perceptions of the Use and Relevance of Software in Quantitative and Financial Disciplines

    Timothy Kyng, Leonie Tickle & Leigh Wood

    Software may be used in university teaching both to enhance student learning of discipline-content knowledge and skills, and to equip students with capabilities that will be useful in their future ... More

    pp. 214-231

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  6. The Effect of German and Turkish Mathematics Teachers' Teaching Experience on Mathematics Education Values: A Cross-Comparative Study

    Yuksel Dede

    This study reported the specific findings of a larger comparative study concerning Turkish and German mathematics teachers' values. The main focus was on the teaching experience of the... More

    pp. 232-252

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  7. A Note on a Family of Alternating Sums of Products of Binomial Numbers

    N Gauthier

    We study the following family of integral-valued alternating sums, where -infinity equal to or less than m equal to or less than infinity and n equal to or greater than 0 are integers [equation... More

    pp. 253-264

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  8. Raw and Central Moments of Binomial Random Variables via Stirling Numbers

    Martin Griffiths

    We consider here the problem of calculating the moments of binomial random variables. It is shown how formulae for both the raw and the central moments of such random variables may be obtained in a... More

    pp. 264-272

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  9. A Geometrical Application of Number Theory

    V K. Srinivasan

    Any quadruple of natural numbers {a, b, c, d} is called a "Pythagorean quadruple" if it satisfies the relationship "a[superscript 2] + b[superscript 2] + c[superscript 2]". This... More

    pp. 272-276

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  10. Appreciation of Mathematics through Origami

    Arsalan Wares

    The purpose of this classroom note is to provide an example of how a simple origami box can be used to explore important mathematical concepts in geometry like surface area. This article describes ... More

    pp. 277-283

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  11. Derivative, Maxima and Minima in a Graphical Context

    Antonio Rivera-Figueroa & Juan Carlos Ponce-Campuzano

    A deeper learning of the properties and applications of the derivative for the study of functions may be achieved when teachers present lessons within a highly graphic context, linking the... More

    pp. 284-299

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  12. Computing Bisectors in a Dynamic Geometry Environment

    Francisco Botana

    In this note, an approach combining dynamic geometry and automated deduction techniques is used to study the bisectors between points and curves. Usual teacher constructions for bisectors are... More

    pp. 299-310

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  13. On Solving Linear Recurrences

    David E. Dobbs

    A direct method is given for solving first-order linear recurrences with constant coefficients. The limiting value of that solution is studied as "n to infinity." This classroom note... More

    pp. 310-315

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