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On The Preparation Of High School Mathematics Teachers, Edna Maura Zuffi Aug 2001

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 Aug 2001

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 Aug 2001

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 Aug 2001

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 Aug 2001

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 Aug 2001

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 May 2001

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 May 2001

Educating The Public About School Mathematics, Zalman Usiskin

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Problems In Which Given Information Is Ignored, Howard Wachtel May 2001

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 May 2001

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 May 2001

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 May 2001

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.”