Modelling in education! Keynote presentation at the Brazil Delta conference Nov 2017

Modelling in education! Modelling and statistics in research By Marcelo de Carvalho Borba (mborba@rc.unesp.br; Facebook Marcelo Borba) and João Frederico C. A. Meyer (joni@ime.unicamp.br) Keynote presentation at the 11th Southern Hemisphere Conference on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics, 'Brazil Delta 2017’ for short, 27 November 2017 [...]

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A tale of two tests, Brazil Delta Nov 2017 presented by Leanne Rylands, Western Sydney University

A tale of two tests Leanne Rylands and Don Shearman, Western Sydney University l.rylands@westernsydney.edu.au Presentation at the 11th Southern Hemisphere Conference on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics in Gramado, Brazil, November 2017, “Brazil Delta 2017’ In Australia, students can come to university to study subjects requiring [...]

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Multiple representations in the study of analytic geometry: production of videos in the distance learning of mathematics

Multiple representations in the study of analytic geometry: production of videos in the distance learning of mathematics Liliane Xavier Neves Presentation at the 11th Southern Hemisphere Conference on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics ('Brazil Delta 2017 for short) Qualitative research, describes students’ actions in relation to [...]

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Using virtual and physical learning spaces to develop a successful mathematical learning community

Using virtual and physical learning spaces to develop a successful mathematical learning community, both for on-site and distance provision. Belinda Huntley, UNISA, South Africa Jeff Waldock and Andrew Middleton, Sheffield Hallam University Presentation at the 11th Southern Hemisphere Conference on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics ('Brazil [...]

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Student enrichment in mathematics: A case study with first year university students

Student enrichment in mathematics: A case study with first year university students (in IJMEST) Harry Wiggins, Johann Engelbrecht, Ansie Harding Presentation at the 11th Southern Hemisphere Conference on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics ('Brazil Delta 2017 for short) How do we teach a mixed ability class? [...]

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Creating a confident competent questioning culture

Creating a confident competent questioning culture Presentation at the 11th Southern Hemisphere Conference on the Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics ('Brazil Delta 2017 for short) Anne D’Arch-Warmington and Heather Lonsdale, Curtin University, Perth, Australia. Get students into groups and do activities from day 1, minute 1. Within [...]

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Brazil Delta 2017: Nurturing mathematical creativity

Nurturing mathematical creativity and curiosity in Foundation Mathematics students Rachel Passmore, University of Auckland, New Zealand, r.passmore@auckland.ac.nz Encourages students to see elegance in solutions. Gives challenge problems a but beyond the level of the course for fun. Solutions go on intranet and discuss which they like and dislike. That’s a [...]

By | November 27th, 2017|0 Comments

An oddly intuitive method to finding the distance between two skew lines in 3 space.

We begin by considering two lines. Namely, $latex f(t): x = 1 + 2t, y = 2 - 3t, z = 3 + 4t$ and $latex h(s): x = -1 + 3s, y = 3-s, z = -5 + 5s$. I now plot these two lines in 3 space in order [...]

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Basics of Vector Representation

Not so long ago, I started reading some linear algebra, just out of interest. I was uncertain about whether or not I would understand the concepts, or if it would be worth it to go through all the trouble. I can now say that it was worth it. Honestly, it [...]

By | October 25th, 2017|2 Comments

The Probability Lifesaver – by Steven J. Miller, a review

NB. I was sent this book as a review copy. In addition, I lent this book to a student studying statistics, as I thought that it would be more interesting for them to let me know how much they get out of it. This is the review by Singalakha Menziwa, [...]

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