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International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology

January 2009 Volume 40, Number 1

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Number of articles: 11

  1. Mathematical Sciences in Australia

    Jan Thomas, Michelle Muchatuta & Leigh Wood

    This article investigates enrolment trends in mathematical sciences in Australian universities. Data has been difficult to extract and the coding for mathematical disciplines has made investigation... More

    pp. 17-26

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  2. Recruitment and Retention of Mathematics Students in Canadian Universities

    Laura Fenwick-Sehl, Marcella Fioroni & Miroslav Lovric

    Data from Statistics Canada shows that while the number of mathematics degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels remained relatively constant between 1992 and 2005, the total number of... More

    pp. 27-41

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  3. The Rise and Fall of Mathematical Enrolments in the French Educational System: A Case Study

    Pierre Arnoux, Daniel Duverney & Derek Holton

    In this article, we start by considering the relevant parts of the French educational system and the data relating to science at the end of secondary school and the early years of university. We... More

    pp. 43-57

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  4. Status of Mathematics Teaching and Learning in Malaysia

    Hong Kian Sam, Ting Lang Ngiik & Hasbee Hj Usop

    This article presents an overview of the education system in Malaysia and highlights some issues pertaining to higher education. In addition, this article also looks at some issues specific to the ... More

    pp. 59-72

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  5. New Numbers in Mathematics in South Africa

    Johann Engelbrecht & Ansie Harding

    This article is a follow-up of a study conducted in 2000 by the same authors on trends in numbers of mathematics majors at South African universities. Data from 12 universities for the 2000-2007... More

    pp. 73-86

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  6. Mathematics Education in Argentina

    Cristina Varsavsky & Marta Anaya

    This article gives an overview of the state of mathematics education in Argentina across all levels, in the regional and world contexts. Statistics are drawn from Mercosur and UNESCO data bases,... More

    pp. 87-100

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  7. The Mathematical Needs of Secondary Teachers: Data from Three Countries

    B Barton & L Sheryn

    This article discusses the mathematical needs of secondary teachers, in particular senior secondary teachers who are preparing students for tertiary mathematical study. It also reports on data... More

    pp. 101-108

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  8. Recruitment and Retention of Students--An Integrated and Holistic Vision of Mathematics Support

    A C. Croft, M C. Harrison & C L. Robinson

    Students' lack of preparedness for the mathematical demands of higher education is affecting a wide range of programmes in universities worldwide. In the UK this has been recognized at the highest ... More

    pp. 109-125

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  9. Ideas and Results in Teaching Beginning Maths Students

    Juha Oikkonen

    At the University of Helsinki, special effort has been put to help beginning math students to get started with their studies. This involves new ways of teaching a lecture course and new ways of... More

    pp. 127-138

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  10. Systemic Integration of Evolving Technologies in Undergraduate Mathematics Education and Its Impact on Student Retention

    Eric Muller, Chantal Buteau, Mihaly Klincsik, Ildiko Perjesi-Hamori & Csaba Sarvari

    We outline the systemic integration and use of evolving technologies by two mathematics departments, the one in a Faculty of Engineering (in Hungary), the other in a Faculty of Mathematics and... More

    pp. 139-155

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  11. The Professional Development of Graduate Mathematics Teaching Assistants

    Gary Harris, Jason Froman & James Surles

    There is significant interest around the world in all issues involving the recruitment and retention of students in mathematics and sciences at all levels. Because of this there is great need for... More

    pp. 157-172

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