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International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education Vol. 12, No. 1 (2005) pp. 3–14
Statistical data can be represented in a number of qualitatively different ways, the choice depending on the following three conditions: the concepts to be investigated; the nature of the data; and the purpose for which they were collected. This...
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education 4 (July 2005) pp. 347–354
The computer has been in the world's mathematics classrooms for some period of time now, but with varying degrees of implementation in the promotion of student learning. In this paper we describe longitudinal research over seven years which has...
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology Vol. 40, No. 7 (October 2009) pp. 951–961
Linear algebra is one of the unavoidable advanced courses that many mathematics students encounter at university level. The research reported here was part of the first author's recent PhD study, where she created and applied a theoretical framework ...
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology Vol. 42, No. 7 (2011) pp. 1011–1020
This article reports on some findings from the project "Analysing the Transition from Secondary to Tertiary Education in Mathematics". One of the key variables in the school to university transition is the teacher/lecturer, and here, we deal with...
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology Vol. 38, No. 7 (October 2007) pp. 927–937
Students often find their first university linear algebra experience very challenging. While coping with procedural aspects of the subject, solving linear systems and manipulating matrices, they may struggle with crucial conceptual ideas...
Mathematics Education Research Journal Vol. 27, No. 2 (June 2015) pp. 183–200
Recent studies of the transition from school to university mathematics have identified a number of epistemological gaps, including the need to change from an emphasis on equality to that of inequality. Another crucial epistemological change during...
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology Vol. 41, No. 2 (2010) pp. 173–188
One of the earlier, more challenging concepts in linear algebra at university is that of basis. Students are often taught procedurally how to find a basis for a subspace using matrix manipulation, but may struggle with understanding the construct of ...
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology Vol. 36, No. 7 (Oct 15, 2005) pp. 741–749
There are many perceived benefits of using technology, such as computer algebra systems, in undergraduate mathematics courses. However, attaining these benefits sometimes proves elusive. Some of the key variables are the teaching approach and the...
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology Vol. 42, No. 7 (2011) pp. 891–901
What role do gestures play in advanced mathematical thinking? We argue that the role of gestures goes beyond merely communicating thought and supporting understanding--in some cases, gestures can help generate new mathematical insights. Gestures...
Intervention in School and Clinic Vol. 50, No. 3 (January 2015) pp. 163–168
Teacher educators are always looking for instructional strategies that are easy to create and use but are powerful for promoting learning among preservice teacher candidates. Content acquisition podcasts (CAPs) is an example of an instructional...
A Comparison of Teacher and Lecturer Perspectives on the Transition from Secondary to Tertiary Mathematics Education
Ye Yoon Hong; Suzanne Kerr; Sergiy Klymchuk; Johanna McHardy; Priscilla Murphy; Sue Spencer; Michael O. J. Thomas; Peter Watson
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology Vol. 40, No. 7 (October 2009) pp. 877–889
The transition from school to tertiary study of mathematics comes under increasing scrutiny in research. This article reports on some findings from a project analysing the transition from secondary to tertiary education in mathematics. One key...
Michael J. Schoen; Edmond F. Tipton; Thomas K. Houston; Ellen Funkhouser; Deborah A. Levine; Carlos A. Estrada; Jeroan J. Allison; O Dale Williams; Catarina I. Kiefe
Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions Vol. 29, No. 4 (2009) pp. 246–253
Introduction: Physician use of the Internet for practice improvement has increased dramatically over the last decade, but research shows that many physicians choose not to participate. The current study investigated the association of specific...