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  • Rich, Joseph David (Northern Illinois University, 1989)
    This study was undertaken in an attempt to decrease the mathematics anxiety and thereby improve the performance of a group of twenty-four freshmen college students in a special admissions program at Northern Illinois ...
  • D'Antonio, Denise (Northern Illinois University, 1988)
    Current research on gender differences in mathematics achievement is summarized. A cross-cultural study of sex differences in attitudes towards mathematics (confidence, individuality and liking) and in attributional patterns ...
  • Gavin, Kathleen (Northern Illinois University, 1988)
    As a student in MATH 412 last semester, I encountered literature that suggested Algebra I students’ difficulty with that subject stemmed from their misconceptions concerning the concept of variable. Indeed, the transition ...
  • Hauser, Melissa Elli (Northern Illinois University, 1988)
    Research has been done which shows students have difficulty bridging the gap between arithmetic and basic algebra. Often, students who are able to perform symbolic manipulations still have an inadequate understanding of ...
  • Simmons, Shannon N. (Northern Illinois University, 1986)
    Environmental mishaps are not uncommon. But the negative consequences of them can be great; consider such recent disasters as Chernobyl, the Exxon Valdez, and Hurricane Andrew. In such cases, the story is all over the news. ...
  • Buckingham, Eileen (Northern Illinois University, 1988)
    The first section, entitled “Introduction and Applications,” is self-descriptive. The paper begins by introducing and defining the new terms “fractals” and “fractal geometry.” At the same time, Benoit B. Mandelbrot is ...
  • Conner, Gina Marie (Northern Illinois University, 1986)
    Recently, in mathematical educational research, there has been quite a bit of work focusing on the acquisition of rational numbers concepts by school age children. It is believed that partitioning, the act of dividing a ...
  • Fischer, Greg (Student of mathematics) (Northern Illinois University, 1987)
    The objective of this project is to observe the flow of fluid within a saturated, rectangular, two-dimensional, porous media that is being heated from the side.
  • Rosenbloom, Elaine (Northern Illinois University, 1986)
    In the world of mathematics, it is often necessary to approximate the solution to a problem by using an iterative method. One such method, not totally dependent on the initial guess, is the contraction mapping method. This ...
  • Beernink, Kristine A. (Northern Illinois University, 1987)
    In mathematics, we are always told that when there are two methods for doing some problem, they will always yield the same results. In this paper, I will see if this is true when using two methods for constructing the real ...
  • Herzog, Karole (Northern Illinois University, 1989)
    The problem we are addressing is that of designing and analyzing experiments for numerically solving linear differential equations of the form: Σ-(i=0)^n [g_i (t) y^((i) ) = h(t)] for all t in a specified domain. In general, ...
  • Sarnoski, Dorene Roberts (Northern Illinois University, 1986)
    Whether from traditional history books or women’s studies texts, the pronouncement on women and the vote seems to be the same. The preceding quotes are the conventional assumption of women as a political force. After the ...
  • Homeyer, Sheri (Northern Illinois University, 1986)
    The problem of stability is of primary concern in the qualitative theory of differential equations and has occupied mathematicians for the past century. The problem appears when considering solutions to the differential ...
  • Pindel, Sheri (Northern Illinois University, 1986)
    This project is aimed at providing teachers with activities that could be used to increase students’ understanding of mathematics. The activities listed are aimed for students in fifth through eighth grade. Many of the ...
  • Tsao, Brenda K. (Northern Illinois University, 1985)
    Graph theory is a part of mathematics that has many practical applications. The study of graph theory began in 1736 with Leonard Euler’s work on the Konigsberg bridge problem. Konigsberg was a city built on a river with ...
  • Blean, Sarah J. (Northern Illinois University, 1986)
    There are many areas of study in the field of genetics which continually affect our highly technological society. In particular, the idea of being able to predict the time when, given the current distribution of a population, ...
  • Ferrara, Diane (Student of mathematics) (Northern Illinois University, 1985)
    In everyday life, and especially in business, situations arise which involve trying to gain the maximum profit for work, or trying to minimize loss. If each of us would investigate linear programming procedures, we could ...
  • Haas, Karen A. (Northern Illinois University, 1985)
    In the world of mathematics, one of the more fundamental ideas that exists is the idea of a function, mathematically described as a correspondence that associates with each element x, of a set S, a unique element y, of a ...
  • Chavey, Keith (Northern Illinois University, )
    Abstract Algebra is a branch of mathematics in which a large amount of research is currently taking place. This research includes the investigation into different types of algebraic structures such as fields, rings, groups, ...
  • Lande, Renee (Northern Illinois University, 1986)
    Every type of structured news organization must have certain people responsible for determining what events merit coverage. In broadcast news, assignment editors play this role of evaluating the newsworthiness of stories. ...

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