The researcher has passed a decade long experience as a mathematics teacher at secondary level in Nepal. Triggered by the recurrent failure of students in Mathematics achievement in the upper school level, this research was carried out to find the role of parents' involvement in their children's performance. In the context of developing countries' education system, this book helps to assess the mathematics achievement of high school level students under selected involvements of guardians such as monitoring television viewing, interaction with the teachers, creating learning environment at home and monitoring in home assignment. This book will be useful to promote the awareness in the parents involvement in order to enhance their children’s mathematics performance and it also helps the researchers, teachers, academic institutes and policy makers to acknowledge the significance of the parents' contribution in their children’s mathematics achievement.
A simple Step - By - Step demonstration utilizes designed Mathematics Word Problems in Taiwanese Mathematics Textbooks to present the Fundamental Infrastructure designing tool - how to develop the Mathematics Education foundation created by PISA's Mathematics philosophy. Mathematics learning has to imply Apply, Authentic and Heuristic characteristics - human activity - in order to initialize the Cogitative Demand. The Mathematization Cycle is the pedagogical tool for educators to develop the structure. Mathematics Functional Literacy - Mathematics Competence — involves reproduction, connections, and reflections is the key to become problem solvers.
The focus area of this paper is on the assignment problem with budget constraints which is one of the application area of combinatorial optimization that operates on the domain of those optimization problems,in which the set of feasible solutions is discrete or can be reduced to discrete,and in which the goal is to find the best solution. It is particularly concerned with solving the unconstrained assignment problems with Hungarian algorithm and the constrained assignment problem by cutting plane or outer linearization algorithm for solving the Lagrangian dual problem in which, at each iteration,the function that approximates the dual function is optimized. The paper is divided in to two chapters. In the first chapter,the classical assignment problem,the problem of finding optimum (minimum or maximum) cost or profit assignment a set of workers or resources to jobs or activities to gather with its mathematical formulation,solution methods and special cases in assignment problems were considered. Under the second chapter, we have considered generalization of the classical assignment problem concerning resource(or budget) constraints, due to the variety of real life problems.
A successful science writer and a teenage math prodigy reveal the complex mathematics that is all around usEveryone has stared at the crumpled page of a math assignment and wondered, where on Earth will I ever use this? It turns out, Earth is precisely the place. As teen math prodigy Agnijo Banerjee and his teacher David Darling reveal, complex math surrounds us. If we think long enough about the universe, we're left not with material stuff, but a ghostly and beautiful set of equations. Packed with puzzles and paradoxes, mind-bending concepts, and surprising solutions, Weird Math leads us from a lyrical exploration of mathematics in our universe to profound questions about God, chance, and infinity. A magical introduction to the mysteries of math, it will entrance beginners and seasoned mathematicians alike.
Technology plays a crucial role in contemporary mathematics education. Teaching Secondary Mathematics covers major contemporary issues in mathematics education, as well as how to teach key mathematics concepts from the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics. It integrates digital resources via Cambridge HOTmaths (www.hotmaths.com.au), a popular, award-winning online tool with engaging multimedia that helps students and teachers learn and teach mathematical concepts. This book comes with a free twelve-month subscription to Cambridge HOTmaths. Each chapter is written by an expert in the field, and features learning outcomes, definitions of key terms and classroom activities - including HOTmaths activities and reflective questions. Teaching Secondary Mathematics is a valuable resource for pre-service teachers who wish to integrate contemporary technology into teaching key mathematical concepts and engage students in the learning of mathematics.
Assignment Problem is one of the first fundamental problems in the area of combinatorial optimization. Despite its historical roots, the problem has tremendous importance to date, due to its numerous real life applications in like facility location, personnel scheduling, job scheduling, production planning, project assignment, task assignment, time-tabling, vehicle routing, storage space allocation, etc. This book comprises some real life assignment and related problems involving imprecise cost/time parameters. In order to represent those imprecise parameters, interval numbers have been used here as this representation is the best among others. The associated problems have been solved using Genetic Algorithm efficiently. A salient feature of this book is that most of the algorithms have been written in a lucid manner with suitable examples using figures. This book should interest academicians, OR/GA practitioners and executives of different industries and business organizations.
Arithmetic is the ABC of mathematics. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division are the basics of mathematics and in one way or another, every equation, graph, and an enormous amount of other things can be broken down into the ABC''s of mathematics. Mathematics is a language, and these basis operations are its alphabets. Much of the problems of failure of students in mathematics, are due to lack of their mastery of the basic operations. Poor achievement on basic arithmetic skills leads to the formation of negative attitude towards mathematics. Improvement in basic arithmetic skills will result in improvement in mathematics achievement. There is a vertical relationship between and among the concepts of mathematics and so the authors feel that there is a need to identify the weaknesses in mathematics and provide timely remedy which will help in improving the quality in mathematics education. The authors of this book have highlighted the major weaknesses found in mathematics among secondary school students.
A wireless mesh networks (WMNs) has emerged recently, WMN consist of two types of nodes mesh routers and mesh clients.WMN is dynamically self-organized and self-configured, with the nodes in the network automatically establishing and maintaining mesh connectivity among themselves. Channel assignment is a critical issue in WMN which is the mapping between the available channels and the radios at each node such that the network performance is optimized, and hence the focus of this work along with static channel assignment, multi-radio, multi-channel. Multi-radio MAC can potentially achieve higher network capacity than single-radio MAC. We design and implement a new agent (DSBCA) distributed channel assignment spanner base, the routing protocol Optimize the network performance considering the throughput, end-to-end delay, connectivity and the interference of our channel assignment algorithm. Base on the network simulations NS2.34 on Linux Fedora and our proposed channel assignment algorithm improved the throughput, minimal-connectivity preserving channel assignment algorithm.
North Korean secondary school mathematics education is examined through review of North Korea’s social and educational structures as well as its political and ideological position. In-depth interviews were conducted with five dislocated secondary school mathematics teachers and 10 former students to understand their lived experiences in secondary school mathematics in North Korea. Participants responded to questions regarding typical ways teaching and learning were carried out in mathematics classes; the Workers’ Party’s influence in every aspect of education, from teacher education to curriculum and textbooks issued; and the impact the March of Suffering had on the teaching and learning of mathematics as well as its lingering effects in secondary mathematics education seen to this day. Recommendations for further study are suggested.
Curriculum issues are central to all education systems. The purpose of this study was to investigate curriculum issues which have effect on pupils’ performance in Mathematics. Pupil performance in Mathematics has been alarmingly poor in public examinations. Some of the curriculum issues investigated included textbook availability, class size, use of visual aids, teaching methods and students’ attitude towards Mathematics. In addition, pupil performance on identified problem areas such as percents, approximation and decimal fractions was also investigated. This book is a must read for all Mathematics and Curriculum teachers.
Engage students in mathematics using growth mindset techniques The most challenging parts of teaching mathematics are engaging students and helping them understand the connections between mathematics concepts. In this volume, you'll find a collection of low floor, high ceiling tasks that will help you do just that, by looking at the big ideas at the fourth-grade level through visualization, play, and investigation. During their work with tens of thousands of teachers, authors Jo Boaler, Jen Munson, and Cathy Williams heard the same message—that they want to incorporate more brain science into their math instruction, but they need guidance in the techniques that work best to get across the concepts they needed to teach. So the authors designed Mindset Mathematics around the principle of active student engagement, with tasks that reflect the latest brain science on learning. Open, creative, and visual math tasks have been shown to improve student test scores, and more importantly change their relationship with mathematics and start believing in their own potential. The tasks in Mindset Mathematics reflect the lessons from brain science that: There is no such thing as a math person – anyone can learn mathematics to high levels. Mistakes, struggle and challenge are the most important times for brain growth. Speed is unimportant in mathematics. Mathematics is a visual and beautiful subject, and our brains want to think visually about mathematics. With engaging questions, open-ended tasks, and four-color visuals that will help kids get excited about mathematics, Mindset Mathematics is organized around nine big ideas which emphasize the connections within the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and can be used with any current curriculum.
This mathematics book is the second of the series of Mathematics Studies books from Samwel Katambi, the author of the Basic Mathematics for Secondary School - Book One. It includes mathematics concepts such as Exponents, Radicals, Algebra, Congruence, Similarity, Trigonometry, Pythagoras Theorem, Sets and Statistics. It is suitable for those learners and readers who take mathematics subjects in schools and colleges. The topics are arranged in engaging manners which enable the reader to understand the concepts easily. This book will help anybody to realize his/her mathematics potential as he/she progress to higher education and career.
The advent of the computer has revolutionized the way we do things on a daily basis, in industry, business or education. Juxtaposing these successes with persistent student's poor academic achievement and negative attitudes towards Mathematics at all educational levels and in practice beats the logic of 'computer revolution' in education. Consequently, the integration of computer into Mathematics instruction is a concern to educators and researchers in Mathematics education and educational technology. Computer-Assisted instruction (CAI) has the capacity to catalyze a paradigm shift from the traditional teacher-centered to a constructivist approach. To promote the change, there is need to investigate the effectiveness of CAI in Mathematics education.This book reports findings of a study conducted towards this end. The book is therefore important to policy makers in Education, classroom teachers of Mathematics and researchers in Mathematics education and Educational Technology.
Several indigenous mathematical techniques were used all over the world. Some of them have fallen into oblivion as a result of colonization and modern education. Ancient India had several methods to simplify the learning of mathematics. Vedas are storehouses of ancient knowledge. Vedic mathematics is found in the appendix of one of the four vedas, the Atharva veda. Extensive research on the applicability of these methods is being carried out in several countries. The aim of this book is to make these ancient methods accessible to mathematics lovers all over the world and it will help to make mathematics easy to understand and fun. It is based on sixteen word formulae. Practicing vedic mathematics will help those who have difficulty with conventional mathematics, and will help to reduce the stress of understanding mathematical concepts.
Teach Yourself Mathematics Series are designed to simplify the teaching and learning of Mathematics in our School System. The volume one of the series is widely read and appreciated by students and teachers of Mathematics. It has been described as a veritable tool for the study of Mathematics. The volume two has been introduced to accommodate other topics required at the Senior Secondary School level. Some of the new topics are Calculus, Mathematics of Finance, Modular Arithmetic, Logic, Permutation, Combination etc. The book has been structured to enhance proper understanding of the topics by students and teachers. I therefore welcome you again to this interesting world of Teach Yourself Mathematics Series. The book is recommended for students preparing for Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations, University Entrance Examinations, Colleges of Education students and for Pre-University study.
One goal of Mathematics teaching and learning is that students should develop a positive attitude towards the subject and participate actively in it. Students' perception of Mathematics teacher teaching practices impacts on their attitudes, beliefs,participation and performance. This book is an account of students' perspective on secondary school Mathematics teacher teaching practices in Kenya and how it impacted on their attitudes towards the subject. Curriculum developers,practicing teachers of mathematics,Mathematics Education students at the university as well as lecturers of mathematics education will benefit from the book as it will form a good reference point. Thank you
Mathematics plays an important role in a society which is saturated with technological and statistical information. Despite its role, mathematics teachers and researchers view pupils' performance in the subject with dissatisfaction. Ordinary level mathematics education in Zimbabwe has been characterised by catastrophic pass rate, persistent dropout, chronic phobia and inequalities. This book deals with the implementation of the equity principle in the teaching and learning of mathematics. It explores factors like soccial class, gender, school culture and language with regards to how they influence pupils' access to excellent mathematics instructional programmes. By reading this book, teachers,researchers and learners will approach the subject with the belief that every child is capable of doing mathematics.
Quantum mechanics allows accurate predictions of nature, yet it also uncovers surprises like teleportation and multiple universes. It involves complicated mathematics, yet most general reader texts avoid mathematics. This book uses on high-school level mathematics to provide a deeper understanding of quantum mechanics.
This work consists of a series of masterclasses, short sessions of mathematics beyond the standard school syllabus aimed at 10 to 15 year olds with a flair for mathematics who want to stretch themselves.
Basic Mathematics Book Three is the third of the series of Mathematics books by Samwel Katambi. This book continue to discuss basic mathematics concepts such as Functions, relations, Kinematics, Statistics,Sequence and Series,Circles, Spheres and Final Accounts.Every learner will find this book a complete guide due to its self explanatory approach.I hope that this book will help every one to embrace mathematics subject as it is the core subject of science in the universe.
Macmillan Mathematics is a six-level Primary Mathematics course designed to meet the needs of international learners. The course package for each level includes two Pupil's Books with an interactive Pupil's CD-ROM. The Teacher's Guide includes facsimiles of the Pupil's Book pages, answers to all the exercises, and supportive lesson notes to ensure that teachers get the most out of the course and their pupils. Embark on a journey through the world of numbers, shapes and equations in Macmillan Mathematics, the Primary Mathematics course that counts.
Mathematics is one of the greatest subjects that are amazing. Many scientists who made various discoveries used mathematics in their work to invent many things that are used today. Computers, for example, are the tools that were made possible due to applications of Mathematics and other Science subjects. So it is an important subject that need to be learn by all. This book gives a learner a solid foundation of mathematics in various topics which include Numbers. Decimals, Percentages, Fractions, Approximations, Geometry, Algebra, Areas & Perimeters and Coordinate Geometry.
This book presents the four-and-a-half year research journey investigating the way mathematics is taught to prospective engineers and the way mathematics is used by practising engineers. The study was inspired by the lacuna in the scholarly literature concerning the nature of mathematics’ role, if any, as a significant cause of the declining number of students entering professional engineering courses and also by the absence of any broad picture of the mathematical expertise required or used by practising engineers. The study illustrates that feelings about mathematics are an important factor in mathematics learning and usage and that mathematics learning generally focuses on objective analysis while thinking usage, subjective analysis and communicating mathematics are also required in engineering practice. We hope this book will provide rich insights into both mathematics learning and engineering practice for second and third level students, parents, mathematics teachers and engineering educators as well as for engineers who wish to better understand their own career.
Research in mathematics education abounds in studies of negative feelings associated with learning mathematics. But what about positive feelings? There are people who like or even love mathematics. Based on personal experience, the author of this book set out to investigate the positive influence that mathematics may have on an affective level. Mathematics is more than a school subject. It is a field of knowledge which has attracted philosophical attention over the centuries. A field which offers a world-view of order, harmony, and ultimately security. Combining philosophical perspectives with psychological structures, this book provides a framework which relates properties of mathematics with human needs. Consequently, this framework is tested in the relationship of working mathematicians with their subject. Their views about mathematics complete the framework with the variety of interconnections and contradictions, typical of human psychology. The analysis offers an account of elements on which a positive relationship with mathematics can be built and it should be useful to teachers who wish to cultivate the love of their students for mathematics.