What teachers learn from children's mathematical arguments in discussion: moving to a new pedagogica
This resource is a paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, September 2003. It reports part of a research study of teachers’ reflection on and development of mathematical discussion in the classroom.
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Learning Through Play - Mathematical Development
This resource is a 15 minute Teachers TV programme which reports on one example from a 2004 project involving over 40 schools in Wales that piloted a play based curriculum for 3 – 7 year olds. The programme gives examples of the practices in mathematics of one school’s work with a Nursery and Foundation Stage unit.
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Developing Children’s Skills in Mathematical Explanation
This is an article, written in 2001, which explores the extent to which it may be possible to teach, explicitly, the skills of explanation to primary pupils. It considers the impact of direct teaching on the pupils’ written mathematical work.
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The impact of a thinking skills approach (CAME) on students’ mathematical ability
This is a research digest from the DCSF Research Informed Practice Site (TRIPS). The article is a précis of the paper entitled ‘Fostering cognitive development through the context of mathematics: Results of the CAME project’ published in Educational Studies in Mathematics (2007). It reports the findings of an intervention project, Cognitive Acceleration in Mathematics (CAME), initiated in 1993. The aim of the project was to investigate whether the CAME approach would accelerate the cognitiv
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TDA Standards case study: Identifying and supporting individual training needs in primary mathematic
A case study charting the experiences of a trainee on a primary PGCE programme, including the ways in which the provider tailored provision to identify and support individual training needs in primary mathematical subject knowledge.
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Promoting number and mathematical development in nursery through staff development
This PRE-Online article is an example of a project awarded a SCRE Practitioner Award in 2002, featured by NFER PRE, in which educational research has been used by a school to inform or develop their practice. The article provides the reader with a good example of a school engaging in research evidence in a constructive way in order to develop their own action research to improve mathematics development in a nursery setting. Thus, in effect it is about the process of continuing professional devel
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Institute of Mathematical Sciences Lecture - Uses and Abuses of Mathematics in Biology
The aim of the Institute is to bring together mathematicians and researchers in our Faculties of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Medicine and our Business School to tackle fundamental problems.
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Oxidations, Degradation, Fischer Proof, and Structures of Carbohydrate Oligomers in Nature
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Oxidations, Degradation, Fischer Proof, and Structures of Carbohydrate Oligomers in Nature
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2.1 Reflecting on your mathematical history
Your course might not include any maths or technical content but, at some point during your course, it’s likely that you’ll come across information represented in charts, graphs and tables. You’ll be expected to know how to interpret this information. This unit will help you to develop the skills you need to do this. This unit can be used in conjunction with the ‘More working with charts, graphs and tables’ unit, which looks into more ways to present statistical information and shows y
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3 Reading articles for mathematical information
Your course might not include any maths or technical content but, at some point during your course, it’s likely that you’ll come across information represented in charts, graphs and tables. You’ll be expected to know how to interpret this information. This unit will help you to develop the skills you need to do this. This unit can be used in conjunction with the ‘More working with charts, graphs and tables’ unit, which looks into more ways to present statistical information and shows y
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2.6 Mathematical communication
There is increasing recognition that the reductionist mindset that is currently dominating society, rooted in unlimited economic growth unperceptive to its social and environmental impact, cannot resolve the converging environmental, social and economic crises we now face. The primary aim of this unit is to encourage the shift away from reductionist and human centred thinking towards a holistic and ecological worldview.
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Mathematical Modeling in Biology - Mary Lou Zeeman

Professor Mary Lou Zeeman “Mathematical Modeling in Biology: What Is It? And How Is It Useful?”

Inaugural Lecture -R. Wells Johnson Professorship of Mathematics - November 28, 2007


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Mathematical Modeling Using Real Radioactivity Data
In this lab, you can explore how radioactive radiation changes as a function of distance. This curriculum sets the Radioactivity iLab in the context of mathematics curriculum, asking you to consider: What type of mathematical function governs the intensity of radiation over distance?
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Mathematical analysis of peer to peer communication networks
Distributed protocols for peer to peer file sharing, streaming video, and video on demand have revolutionised the way the majority of information is conveyed over the Internet. The peers are millions of computers, acting as both clients and servers, downloading and uploading information. Information to be shared is broken into chunks, and the chunks are traded among peers in the network. There can be turnover in the set of chunks of information being collected and/or in the set of peers collecti
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Pythagoras Theorem Proof
An interactive applet and associated web page that demonstrates a graphical proof of Pythagoras' Theorem. The applet shows a right triangle that is replicated and then moved around to demonstrate the relationship between the sides. It can can be stepped through slowly to allow classroom discussion, or let to run as a movie. Useful for students who like to see things graphically as opposed to symbolically. Applet can be enlarged to full screen size for use with a classroom projector. This resourc
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What's in a mathematical model?
Professor James Mirrlees says we should keep faith with economic modelling - it works!
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Quilts as Mathematical Objects
The connection between textiles and mathematics is intimate but not often explored, possibly because textiles and fiber arts have traditionally been the domain of women while mathematics was viewed as a male endeavour. How times have changed!
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Mathematical Methods of Engineering Analysis
Mathematical Methods of Engineering Analysis
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Mathematical analysis
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. It is as taught in 2009-2010. This module introduces mathematical analysis building upon the experience of limits of sequences and properties of real numbers and on calculus. It includes limits and continuity of functions between Euclidean spaces, differentiation and integration. A variety of very important new concepts are introduced by investigating the properties of numerous examples, and developing the associate
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