Mathematics and Computer Education

International journal providing evaluation and distribution of articles on mathematics and computer education.

Articles from Vol. 42, No. 3, Fall

Addressing Students' Misconceptions about Probability during the First Years of College
ABSTRACTTeachers of probability often have to deal with their students' misconceptions that may interfere with instruction. Identifying and addressing these non-standard concepts is an important instructional goal that is often overlooked. The present...
Approximating an Ellipse with Four Circular Arcs
(ProQuest: ... denotes formula omitted.)1. INTRODUCTIONThis material uses only precalculus mathematics and is suitable for courses in geometry, and engineering.Ellipses find wide applications in mathematics, physics, engineering, and drafting, as well...
Benjamin Franklin's Numbers: An Unsung Mathematical Odyssey
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN'S NUMBERS: AN UNSUNG MATHEMATICAL ODYSSEY by Paul C. Pasles Princeton University Press, NJ, 2008, 254 pages ISBN: 978-0-691-12956-3It is well-known that Benjamin Franklin was an accomplished scientist, inventor, diplomat, writer, and...
High-School Students Studying for a University Degree in Computer Science
ABSTRACTThe Open University of Israel (OUI) is an accredited distance learning institution that offers university courses to high-school students so they may begin their studies towards a Bachelor's degree in parallel to their high-school studies. Hundreds...
Social Choice and the Mathematics of Manipulation
SOCIAL CHOICE AND THE MATHEMATICS OF MANIPULATION by Alan D. Taylor Mathematical Association of America, 2005, 187 pp. ISBN: 978-0-521-00883-9Since the first time I raised my hand to cast my vote for someone in elementary school, I have been interested...
The Wabash College Mathematics Program
Wabash College is a selective, four-year, liberal arts college for men, located in rural Indiana. Approximtely 170 students graduate each year. Twenty years ago, 16% of these graduates were mathematics majors or minors (6% majors, 10% minors). From 1995...
Using Dynamic Geometry Software at a Technical College
ABSTRACTDynamic geometry software allows new opportunities for teaching geometry by making it possible to create drawings quickly, accurately, and flexibly. At the Univeristy of Debrecen, the full-time engineering students have a weekly two hour seminar...