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Addressing continuing mathematical deficiencies with advanced mathematical diagnostic testing

Michael Carr, Eoin Murphy, Brian Bowe and Eabhnat Ní Fhloinn.

in Teaching Mathematics and its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA

June 2013; p ublished online April 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Mathematics; Education. 0 words.

Dublin Institute of Technology offers students a number of different routes into engineering, allowing many non-standard entrants the opportunity to study the discipline provided they...

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Adrain, Robert (1775–1843), mathematician and university teacher

Stephen M. Stigler.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Education. 955 words.

Adrain, Robert (1775–1843), mathematician and university teacher, was born on 30 September 1775 in Carrickfergus, Ireland, the eldest of five children. His father, a teacher and maker of...

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A-Level Mathematics Examinations as a Fair Assessment of the Needs of Students Post-GCSE Intermediate and Higher Tiers

SUE CHANDLER.

in Teaching Mathematics and its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA

December 1997; p ublished online December 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Mathematics; Education. 0 words.

Mathematics provision post GCSE for those going on to university needs to prepare students for degrees with a high mathematics content and degrees with less mathematical content. A-level...

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Algebra and Symbol Sense in the Formation of Engineers

Rosamund Sutherland.

in Teaching Mathematics and its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA

December 1999; p ublished online December 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Mathematics; Education. 0 words.

This paper presents an analysis of the educational reforms of the 1980s and 90s, which resulted in a decreasing emphasis on teaching and learning algebra in schools. The argument is made...

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Allen, Thomas (1540?–1632), mathematician and antiquary

A. J. Turner.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Mathematics. 933 words.

Allen, Thomas (1540?–1632), mathematician and antiquary, was probably born on 21 December 1540 (though some sources suggest 1542) at Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, the son of William Allen. His...

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Alternating series convergence: a visual proof

Richard H. Hammack and David W. Lyons.

in Teaching Mathematics and its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA

June 2006; p ublished online June 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Mathematics; Education. 0 words.

We describe a picture proof of the Alternating Series Test which uses simple comparisons of areas of rectangles to establish convergence.

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The Amazing Mr. Stirling

ADRIAN OLDKNOW.

in Teaching Mathematics and its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA

June 1997; p ublished online June 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Mathematics; Education. 0 words.

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0.4971 and All That-Is there Life after the Calculator?

PETER MITCHELL.

in Teaching Mathematics and its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA

December 1997; p ublished online December 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Mathematics; Education. 0 words.

This article is an attempt to assess the status and use of the hand-held calculator in the current school curriculum, and to comment on current proposals to restrict its use in the...

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Angle concept: a high school and tertiary longitudinal perspective to minimize obstacles

Marita Barabash.

in Teaching Mathematics and its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA

March 2017; p ublished online May 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Mathematics; Mathematical Education; Education. 13581 words.

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The concept of angle emerges in numerous forms as the learning of mathematics and its applications advances through the high school and tertiary...

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Applicable problems in the history of mathematics: practical examples for the classroom

Behnaz Savizi.

in Teaching Mathematics and its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA

March 2007; p ublished online March 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Mathematics; Education. 0 words.

This text has been centered on two main ideas: the specifications of a good problem to be introduced in a classroom; and according to Freudethal's view, the importance of teaching the...

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