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## Full-Text Articles in Science and Mathematics Education

On The Preparation Of High School Mathematics Teachers, Edna Maura Zuffi

#### On The Preparation Of High School Mathematics Teachers, Edna Maura Zuffi

*Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal*

In this paper I discuss some results got in 1997/98 with Brazilian mathematics school teachers. The research was done to investigate their mathematical language as related to the concept of function. A dichotomy was detected between “formal” and “practical” language they used to express their own conceptions of function, as well as to teach their students this subject. Also, I found teachers’ conceptual images “shrinking” as soon as they were far from their colleges or universities programs.

What Does It Mean To Understand Mathematics?, Emam Hoosain

#### What Does It Mean To Understand Mathematics?, Emam Hoosain

*Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal*

No abstract provided.

A Sabbatical Experience: Nurturing A Partnership, R. Michael Krach

#### A Sabbatical Experience: Nurturing A Partnership, R. Michael Krach

*Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal*

No abstract provided.

Using Guided Inquiry In Teaching Mathematical Subjects, Stephanos Gialamas, Abour Cherif, Sarah Keller, Ann Hansen

#### Using Guided Inquiry In Teaching Mathematical Subjects, Stephanos Gialamas, Abour Cherif, Sarah Keller, Ann Hansen

*Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal*

No abstract provided.

The Pythagorean Theorem And Area: Postulates Into Theorems, Paul A. Kennedy, Kenneth Evans

#### The Pythagorean Theorem And Area: Postulates Into Theorems, Paul A. Kennedy, Kenneth Evans

*Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal*

No abstract provided.

#### A Hypnotist Teaches Math: The Effect Of Person Centered Math Support Classes On At-Risk Community College Students, Ron Bell

*Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal*

The same elements which make Ericksonian hypnosis a highly effective therapeutic tool are found to be at work in an algebra support class called Math Success Orientation. Interpersonal dynamics of Carl Rogers’ person centered approach to counseling are also part of the philosophy of the class which has a four semester track record of improving both grades and attitude in at risk, math avoidant community college students. The article relates the history of the course with illustrations of how the elements of Person Centered Mathematics operate in the classroom. An appendix demonstrates the effect of the class on student grades

A Geometry Course For Prospective Secondary School Teachers, Jeff Connor, Barbara Grover

#### A Geometry Course For Prospective Secondary School Teachers, Jeff Connor, Barbara Grover

*Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal*

No abstract provided.

Educating The Public About School Mathematics, Zalman Usiskin

#### Educating The Public About School Mathematics, Zalman Usiskin

*Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal*

No abstract provided.

Problems In Which Given Information Is Ignored, Howard Wachtel

#### Problems In Which Given Information Is Ignored, Howard Wachtel

*Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal*

A set of problems is presented and discussed for which there is a tendency for students to ignore part of the given information in the problem and to substitute some extraneous assumptions. Typical student reactions are also discussed.

The Need To Diversify The Ranks Of Teachers Of Mathematics, Frederick L. Uy

#### The Need To Diversify The Ranks Of Teachers Of Mathematics, Frederick L. Uy

*Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal*

This paper intends to give rationales for the need to diversify the ranks of teachers of mathematics. It also suggests ideas that we can take to alleviate the situation that we currently are confronting.

Book Review: The Teaching Gap By James W. Stigler And James Hiebert, Michael L. Brown

#### Book Review: The Teaching Gap By James W. Stigler And James Hiebert, Michael L. Brown

*Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal*

No abstract provided.

Students And Their Learning From Reading, Chris Fenwick

#### Students And Their Learning From Reading, Chris Fenwick

*Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal*

My aim in this article is to summarize work I have done over the last three years, focusing on the issue of helping students learn from whatever mathematics text they read. Although these types of texts generally contain 3 modes of communication, namely technical English, the language of mathematics itself and diagrams, I will focus this article only on the technical English of such texts. The idea, then, that students can develop techniques and strategies for learning from what they read is generally known as “reading to learn.”