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Math Reading Group


The Math Reading Group meets frequently to discuss Math Education research papers. Here is the list of papers that have been discussed so far. All papers are available through UBC Library.



Twenty Terrible Reasons for Lecturing , Web Post: here . (First published as: G.Gibbs, Twenty terrible reasons for lecturing , SCED Occasional Paper No. 8, Birmingham. 1981.)

Where learning starts? A framework for thinking about lectures in university mathematics , Pritchard, D., International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 41:609-629 (2010).

An evaluative calculus project: Applying Bloom's taxonomy to the calculus classroom , Karaali, G., PRIMUS, 21:719-731 (2011).

The Calculus Concept Inventory, Epstein, J., Notices of the AMS, 60:1018-1026 (2013).

The teaching and learning of mathematics at the university level, Artigue, M., Notices of the AMS, 46:1377-1385 (1999).

Purposes and methods of research in mathematics education, Schoenfeld, A., Notices of the AMS, 47:641-649 (2000).

Immediate and delayed effects of meta-cognitive instruction on regulation of cognition and mathematics achievement, Metacognition and Learning, 3:147-157 (2008). Presentation slides.

Expert and Novice Approaches to Reading Mathematical Proofs, Inglis, M., & Alcock, L., Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 43(4) (2012). Presentation slides.

Differences between experts' and students' conceptual images of the mathematical structure of Taylor series convergence, Educational Studies in Mathematics, doi:10.1007/s10649-012-9425-7 (2012).

Calculus students. abilities to solve geometric related rate problems, Martin T., Mathematics Education Research Journal, 12 (2), 74-91 (2000).

Evaluating student response to WeBWorK, a web-based homework delivery and grading system, Roth V., Ivanchenko V., Record N., Computers and Education, Vol. 50, No. 5 (2008).

Examining the Interactions between Mathematical Content and Pedagogical Form: Notes on the Structure of the Lesson, For the Learning of Mathematics, Vol. 24, No. 1 pp. 40-47, (Mar., 2004)

Sustaining integrated technology in undergraduate mathematics, International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, Vol. 42, No. 6, (2011)

Approaches to data analysis of multiple-choice questions, Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research 5, 020103 (2009)

Undergraduate students' preference for procedural to conceptual solutions to mathematical problems, International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, Vol. 40, No. 7, 2009

A Calculus Graphing Schema, Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, Vol. 31, No. 5 (2000)

Problem-solving, proving, and learning: The relationship between problem-solving processes and learning opportunities in the activity of proof construction Journal of Mathematical Behavior 24, 351-360 (2005)

Student Difficulty in Constructing Proofs: The Need for Strategic Knowledge, Educational Studies in Mathematics, Vol. 48, No. 1 (2001)

Developing Study Skills in a First Year Mathematics Course, New Zealand Journal of Mathematics 32 (Supplementary Issue), 217-225 (2003).

Factors influencing first-year students' success in mathematics, Int. J. Math. Edu. Sci. Technol. Vol. 31, No. 1, (2000)