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Stout, Terra; Dwyer, Jerry; Wilhelm, Jennifer – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2011
Proofs were introduced to high school students by a college mathematician. Student interest and knowledge level were assessed through pre and post tests. There was a significant gain in student knowledge but not in interest. Student learning of proof concepts was clearly displayed, while common errors were often related to lack of algebra skills.…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Knowledge Level, Student Interests, High School Students
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Dwyer, Jerry; Moorhouse, Kim; Colwell, Malinda J. – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2009
This paper describes an intervention at the 8th grade level where university mathematics researchers presented a series of lessons on introductory concepts in probability and statistics. Pre- and post-tests, and interviews were conducted to examine whether or not students at this grade level can understand these concepts. Students showed a…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Intervention, Grade 8, Probability
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Arizpe, Omar; Dwyer, Jerry; Stevens, Tara – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2009
A solution to the Rubik's Cube was introduced to an eighth grade mathematics class. The purpose of this study was to determine if an introduction to a solution to the Rubik's Cube could enhance students' problem-solving abilities, increase their general interest in mathematics, and enhance students' problem solving self-efficacy. Pre and Post…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Problem Solving, Grade 8, Problem Sets