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Communications of Mathematical Education
Journal Basic Information
Journal DOI :
Korea Society of Mathematical Education
Editor in Chief :
Sang-Gu Lee, Hye-Jeang Hwang
Volume & Issues
Volume 25, Issue 4 - Nov 2011
Volume 25, Issue 3 - Sep 2011
Volume 25, Issue 2 - May 2011
Volume 25, Issue 1 - Feb 2011
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Teaching & Learning of Function Based on the Class Structure Model for Integrated Education of Mathematics & Chemistry
Park, Jo-Ryoung ; ChoiKoh, Sang-Sook ;
Communications of Mathematical Education, volume 25, issue 3, 2011, Pages 497~524
This study was to understand students' learning about the function of math combined with molecular motions of science using the block scheduling. It was based on the revised Class Structure Model of Lee et al.(2010) where MBL as a tool was used to increase students' participation and understanding in the integrated concepts. The researcher provided the 6th grade students who lived in Sung Nam-Si, Kyung Gi-Do with 8 unit lessons, consisting of 5 stages of CSM. As a result of the study, the integrated education of Mathematics and Science showed synergic effect in studying both subjects and brought a positive result in gradual mathematization. It may be hard to combine all the contents of mathematics and science together. However, learning the relation between volume and pressure, and between volume and temperature of gas used as an example of function shown in our daily life was appropriate through Fogarty's integrated education model because it supported the objective of both subjects. Also, it was a good idea to develop CSM because it was composed of the contents from both subjects held in the same period of a year. Through the five stages, students were able to establish and generalize the definitions and the concepts of function.
On the Necessity and Effect of Additional Points System in Cross-Applications of University Admissions
Kim, Tae-Soo ;
Communications of Mathematical Education, volume 25, issue 3, 2011, Pages 525~536
In the College Scholastic Ability Test, applicants of science tracks usually choose type Ga mathematics. However, students who took type Na mathematics test can also apply to science and engineering tracks in many universities by cross-Applications. Many universities have given additional points to type Ga mathematics test taker in order to recruit students who excel in the natural science track curriculum. In this paper, we study the necessity and effect of additional points system by using the data of Seoul National University of Science and Technology.
The Analysis of 6th-Grade Elementary School Student's Proportional Reasoning Ability and Strategy According to Academic Achievement
Eom, Sun-Young ; Kwean, Hyuk-Jin ;
Communications of Mathematical Education, volume 25, issue 3, 2011, Pages 537~556
This paper focuses on proportional reasoning being emphasized in today's elementary math, and analyzes the way students use their proportional reasoning abilities and strategies according to their academic achievement levels in solving proportional problems. For this purpose, various types of proportional problems were presented to 173 sixth-grade elementary school students and they were asked to use a maximum of three types of proportional reasoning strategies to solve those problems. The experiment results showed that upper-ranking students had better ability to use, express and perceive more types of proportional reasoning than their lower-ranking counterparts. In addition, the proportional reasoning strategies preferred by students were shown to be independent of academic achievement. But there was a difference in the proportional reasoning strategy according to the types of the problems and the ratio of the numbers given in the problem. As a result of this study, we emphasize that there is necessity of the suitable proportional reasoning instruction which reflected on the difference of ability according to student's academic achievement.
The Analysis of the Way of Teaching and Learning Logarithms with a Historical Background in High School Mathematics
Cho, Cheong-Soo ;
Communications of Mathematical Education, volume 25, issue 3, 2011, Pages 557~575
The purpose of this paper is to analyze the way of teaching and learning logarithm in high school mathematics and provide practical suggestions for teaching logarithms. For such purpose, it reviewed John Napier's life and his ideas, the effect of logarithms on seventeenth century science, and a logarithmic scale and its methods of calculation. With this reviews, introduction of logarithms with function concept, logarithmic calculation with common logarithms, and the formula of converting to other logarithmic bases were reviewed for finding a new perspective of teaching and learning logarithms in high school mathematics. Through such historical and pedagogical reviews, this paper presented practical suggestions and comments about the way of teaching and learning logarithms in high school mathematics.
Analysis on Application of Computer in Geometry Unit of Middle School Mathematics Textbooks
Shim, Sang-Kil ;
Communications of Mathematical Education, volume 25, issue 3, 2011, Pages 577~591
In this study, in order to use computer in mathematical learning effectively, we investigate application of computer shown textbooks in geometry unit of middle school mathematics. First, we analyzed about status of computer application and method of computer application in 27 textbooks. We presented concrete example of mathematics activity using computer that can be used by teachers. Also, we tried to find out the direction to use computer more effectively in teaching and learning geometry. Through this process, we do not simply use computer to play for interest but to use it more meaningfully.
Comments on mathematics diagnostic tests and education by level for under achieving first year engineering students
Chung, Sang-Cho ; Park, Joong-Soo ; Kim, Tae-Soon ;
Communications of Mathematical Education, volume 25, issue 3, 2011, Pages 593~606
We carried out mathematics diagnostic tests for all first year engineering students at C University in Daejeon in 2008, covering precalculus and basic calculus. Then we divided into two classes such as regular and supplementary classes. The supplementary class students are lower 13% students. Then we gave extra classes for these students to support their basic and elementary calculus skills. As a result, these supplementary students received a meaningful accomplishment at the final exam. This paper analyzes the results and effects of various types of supplementary classes such as education by level, and proposes some strategies to enhance mathematics learning, particularly for under achieving first year engineering students.
Teaching and Learning Effects of Structural-Mapping used Instruction in Permutation and Combination
Kim, Won-Kyoung ; Hong, Gab-Ryong ; Lee, Jong-Hak ;
Communications of Mathematical Education, volume 25, issue 3, 2011, Pages 607~627
The purpose of this study is to analyse teaching and learning effects of the structural-mapping used instruction and to find out the characteristics of problem solving process in permutation and combination. For this study, two classes of 11th grade students(67 students) were randomly selected from S high school in D city. One of them was assigned to the experimental group and the other to the control group, respectively. Four lectures of the structural-mapping used instruction were carried out in the experimental group and same amount of lectures of the text book oriented instruction were carried out in the control group. The research findings are as follows. First, the structural-mapping used instruction is shown to be more effective in achievement than the traditional textbook-oriented instruction. Second, the ball-box model is found out to be easier and simpler than the selection-distribution model. Third, students who used the ball-box model are properly able to use both model.