THE MATHEMATICS ENTHUSIAST

Volume 6 #1&2, 2009

Editorial Information

TO PUBLISH OR NOT TO PUBLISH?- THAT IS THE (EDITORIAL) QUESTION
Bharath Sriraman (USA)

FEATURE THEMES - STATISTICS EDUCATION/MER1 IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE
TEACHER KNOWLEDGE AND STATISTICS: WHAT TYPES OF KNOWLEDGE ARE USED IN THE PRIMARY CLASSROOM?
Tim Burgess (New Zealand)

WHAT MAKES A “GOOD” STATISTICS STUDENT AND A “GOOD” STATISTICS TEACHER IN SERVICE COURSES?
Sue Gordon, Peter Petocz and Anna Reid (Australia)

STUDENTS’ CONCEPTIONS ABOUT PROBABILITY AND ACCURACY
Ignacio Nemirovsky, Mónica Giuliano, Silvia Pérez, Sonia Concari , Aldo Sacerdoti and Marcelo Alvarez (Argentina)

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT DIFFICULTIES WITH INDEPENDENT AND MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE EVENTS CONCEPTS
Adriana D'Amelio (Argentina)

ENHANCING STATISTICS INSTRUCTION IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS: INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY IN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris (Cyprus), Efi Paparistodemou (Cyprus) & Despina Stylianou(USA)

TEACHING STATISTICS MUST BE ADAPTED TO CHANGING CIRCUMSTANCES: A Case Study from Hungarian Higher Education
Andras Komaromi (Hungary)

STATISTICS TEACHING IN AN AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY: A Motivation Problem
Klara Lokos Toth (Hungary)

CALCULATING DEPENDENT PROBABILITIES
Mike Fletcher (UK)

FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE
Mike Fletcher (UK)

LEARNING, PARTICIPATION AND LOCAL SCHOOL MATHEMATICS PRACTICE
Cristina Frade (Brazil) & Konstantinos Tatsis (Greece)

IF A.B = 0 THEN A = 0 or B = 0?
Cristina Ochoviet(Uruguay) & Asuman Oktaç (Mexico)

FEATURE ARTICLES
THE ORIGINS OF THE GENUS CONCEPT IN QUADRATIC FORMS
Mark Beintema & Azar Khosravani (Illinois, USA)

THE IMPACT OF UNDERGRADUATE MATHEMATICS COURSES ON COLLEGE STUDENT’S GEOMETRIC REASONING STAGES
Nuh Aydin (Ohio, USA) & Erdogan Halat (Turkey)

A LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF STUDENT’S REPRESENTATIONS FOR DIVISION OF FRACTIONS
Sylvia Bulgar (USA)

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS’ UNDERSTANDINGS OF ALGEBRAIC GENERALIZATIONS
Jean E. Hallagan, Audrey C. Rule & Lynn F. Carlson (Oswego, New York)

COMPARISION OF HIGH ACHIEVERS WITH LOW ACHIEVERS: Discussion of Juter’s (2007) article
T. P. Hutchinson (Australia)

FOSTERING CONNECTIONS BETWEEN THE VERBAL, ALGEBRAIC, AND GEOMETRIC REPRESENTATIONS OF BASIC PLANAR CURVES FOR STUDENT’S SUCCESS IN THE STUDY OF MATHEMATICS
Margo F. Kondratieva & Oana G. Radu (New Foundland, Canada)

KOREAN TEACHERS’ PERCEPTIONS OF STUDENT SUCCESS IN MATHEMATICS: Concept versus procedure
Insook Chung (Notre Dame, USA)

HOW TO INCREASE MATHEMATICAL CREATIVITY- AN EXPERIMENT
Kai Brunkalla (Ohio, USA)

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN!
Steve Humble (UK)

A TRAILER, A SHOTGUN, AND A THEOREM OF PYTHAGORAS
William H. Kazez (Georgia, USA)

MONTANA FEATURE
BOOK X OF THE ELEMENTS: ORDERING IRRATIONALS
Jade Roskam (Missoula, Montana)