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Communications of Mathematical Education
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Journal DOI :
Korea Society of Mathematical Education
Editor in Chief :
Sang-Gu Lee, Hye-Jeang Hwang
Volume & Issues
Volume 20, Issue 4 - Nov 2006
Volume 20, Issue 3 - Sep 2006
Volume 20, Issue 2 - May 2006
Volume 20, Issue 1 - Feb 2006
Selecting the target year
On the Analysis and Improvement of Calculus for Life Science
Kang, Hye-Jeong ; Kim, Do-Han ; Seo, Seung-Hyun ; Ahn, Heung-Ju ; Choe, Kwang-Seok ;
Communications of Mathematical Education, volume 20, issue 4, 2006, Pages 503~521
'Calculus for Life Science' is one of the calculus courses for students majoring life science in Seoul National University. Contrary to the other calculus courses for students in natural sciences and engineerings, in 'Calculus for life Science' we have primarily chosen computer-based curriculum that is useful to life science and so we have tried to fulfill the requirements of the students majoring life science. Like this, we are of the opinion that there are diverse requirements in life science as well as other majors in basic mathematical education of the university. Upon this view, in this research, we consider the present conditions, the points at issue and study improvements of them. In section II and III, we introduce briefly the present 'Calculus for Life Science' focused on the curriculum. In section IV, according to the course evaluations and questionnaire, we make an analysis of the present condition and the points at issue of 'Calculus for Life Science'. In section V and VI, we present the improvements of the curriculum and the several education environments.
A Statistical Survey of the Freshmen's Math Achievement Level according to Subdivision Areas of KSAT
Kim, Young-Hee ; Her, Min ;
Communications of Mathematical Education, volume 20, issue 4, 2006, Pages 523~535
We surveyed statistically the freshmen's achievement of the first year mathematics courses in Kwangwoon University, which were opened at the first semester of academic year 2006. In doing so, we classified the freshmen according to the Mathematical Area 'ga' or 'na' and the Natural Science or Social Science Area of Korean Scholastic Aptitude Test(KSAT) which they have chosen. We found that the freshmen who have chosen the Mathematical Area 'na' and the Social Science Area have the serious problem in studying the freshmen's math courses.
Math Science Digital Library
Lee, Sang-Gu ;
Communications of Mathematical Education, volume 20, issue 4, 2006, Pages 537~549
MAA Digital library Workshop, October 6-8, 2006 was held at the newly completed Carriage House Conference Center at MAA Headquarters. This workshop is designed to inform participants about the Mathematical Sciences Digital Library (MathDL), the new MAA Math Gateway project, and the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) and to enable participants to conduct short sessions publicizing these online resources at MAA Section Meetings. The workshop was conducted by Lang Moore, David Smith, and Eileen McIlvain. Major support is being provided by the National Science Foundation through the National Science Digital Library Program. We introduce what was in there and how we properly use and publicize them and add what we could do.
A study on the method for distinguishing general from science-inclined learners by using Pattern Recognition
Bang, Seung-Jin ; Choi, Jung-Oh ; Kim, Hyouk ;
Communications of Mathematical Education, volume 20, issue 4, 2006, Pages 551~559
Pattern Recognition measures the ability of learners to distinguish between two sets of shapes or figures. Locating similar patterns on either side of the presented problem determines a learner's capacity or aptitude for science over general studies. At Ajou University's Institute for Scientifically Enabled Youth, we conducted research using a sample composed of middle school students with general and scientific backgrounds. The result proved that Pattern Recognition measures a different creative talent other than problem solving. In our opinion, Pattern Recognition would be a method better suited to elementary learners over those in middle or high school.
Mathematical Creativity in Mathematics Education
Whang, Woo-Hyung ; Choi, Kye-Hyen ; Kim, Kyung-Mi ; Lee, Myeong-Hui ;
Communications of Mathematical Education, volume 20, issue 4, 2006, Pages 561~574
Mathematical creativity has been confused with general creativity or mathematical problem solving ability in many studies. Also, it is considered as a special talent that only a few mathematicians and gifted students could possess. However, this paper revisited the mathematical creativity from a mathematics educator's point of view and attempted to redefine its definition. This paper proposes a model of creativity in school mathematics. It also proposes that the basis for mathematical creativity is in the understanding of basic mathematical concept and structure.
Effective Teaching of Deflation using Computer Practice
Lee, Gyou-Bong ;
Communications of Mathematical Education, volume 20, issue 4, 2006, Pages 575~586
Both theory and experiment are very important parts in sciences. Especially in mathematics, theory seems to be very important, but experiment or practice doesn't. Numerical analysis of many parts in mathematics needs practice in computer. In this paper, I suggest that computer-practicing in teaching power method, inverse power method and deflation to calculate eigenvalues and eigenvectors is good in understanding the theory. It also makes students sure that mathematics is helpful.
A study on factorization of multi-variable polynomials using Viete's theorem
Lyou, Ik-Seung ; Shin, Hyun-Yong ; Han, In-Ki ;
Communications of Mathematical Education, volume 20, issue 4, 2006, Pages 587~594
In this paper we introduce a method of factorizing multi-variable polynomials using Viete's theorem and show some examples of factorizing multi-variable polynomials. We also discuss some aspects of this method.
A Study on Application of Elementary Symmetric polynomials Related to School Mathematics
Kwon, Young-In ; Shin, Hyun-Gook ; Kim, Moon-Sup ;
Communications of Mathematical Education, volume 20, issue 4, 2006, Pages 595~602
In this paper we study an application of elementary symmetric polynomials related to transformation of homogeneous symmetric polynomials, factorization of polynomials, solving equation using elementary symmetric polynomials at the level of school mathematics.
The Study on the analysis of Invariance Concept in Secondaty Mathematics Contents
Lee, Sang-Keun ; Kim, Tae-Ho ; Chung, Ki-Young ; Lee, Chun-Goo ;
Communications of Mathematical Education, volume 20, issue 4, 2006, Pages 603~619
One of the most important aims in mathematics education is to enhance students' problem-solving abilities. To achieve this aim, in real school classrooms, many educators have examined and developed effective teaching methods, learning strategies, and practical problem-solving techniques. Among those trials, it is noticeable that Engel, Zeits, Shapiro and other not a few mathematicians emphasized 'Invariance Principle' as a mean of solving problems. This study is to consider the basic concept of 'Invariance Principle', analyze 'Invariance' concept in secondary Mathematics contents on the basis of framework of 'Invariance Principle' shown by Shapiro and discuss some instructional issues to occur in the process of it.
A Study on Solving Geometry Problems related with the Ratio of Segments Using the Principle of the Lever
Han, In-Ki ; Hong, Dong-Hwa ;
Communications of Mathematical Education, volume 20, issue 4, 2006, Pages 621~634
In this study we describe the characteristics of solving geometry problems related with the ratio of segments using the principle of the lever and the center of gravity, compare and analyze this problem solving method with the traditional Euclidean proof method and the analytic method.