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Shaw, Edward L.; And Others – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1984
Presents a lesson plan format which enables teachers to incorporate simulations into their classroom activities. Particular attention is given to planning for the interactions students should have while engaged with the simulation. Includes cognitive and affective results obtained from trials of the format with elementary/middle school students…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Educational Research, Elementary School Science, Intermediate Grades
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Stewart, William J. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1984
Describes a system in which the computer, by interacting with an information bank, produces an individual or group diagnostic profile specifying the nature of the factors that contribute to mathematics difficulties and student variability. The computer also generates suggestions for remediating the learning difficulties and accommodating student…
Descriptors: Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software, Diagnostic Teaching
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Porter, Ronald; Lehman, Jeffrey – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1984
Describes 17 situations in physics which require students to write computer programs to solve. All the projects are general in nature and require students to have a thorough conceptual understanding of the content to apply the algorithm needed to solve the specific type of problem illustrated. (JN)
Descriptors: High Schools, Microcomputers, Physics, Problem Solving
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Levin, Sidney – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1984
Presents the listing (TRS-80) for a computer program which derives the relativistic equation (employing as a model the concept of a moving clock which emits photons at regular intervals) and calculates transformations of time, mass, and length with increasing velocities (Einstein-Lorentz transformations). (JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Software, High Schools, Higher Education
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Baird, William E., Abst. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1984
Presented are abstracts of 10 papers presented at the 1984 National Educational Computing Conference. Paper topics deal with science teaching using microcomputers, exploring mathematical concepts with LOGO, a chemistry problem-solving program, interactive computer graphics in mathematics, an educational game to teach science/mathematics, learning…
Descriptors: Algebra, Chemistry, Computer Graphics, Computer Simulation
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Powers, Michael H. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1984
Outlines a problem-solving method for beginning chemistry students that utilizes specific, concrete steps as well as computer-assisted tutorials. The method involves an approach referred to as the Factor-Unit Method coupled with a graphical "road map" which allows students to trace problems from start to finish. (JN)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Computer Assisted Instruction, High Schools, Problem Solving
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Turkel, Susan B.; Chapline, Elaine Burns – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1984
A five-session program was found to be effective in increasing preservice teachers' knowledge about computers and fostering some positive attitudes toward computers and their use in schools. A list of program objectives and a discussion of computer literacy models for teacher training are included. (JN)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Computer Literacy, Educational Research, Elementary School Teachers
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Saltinski, Ronald – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1984
Examines various types of software useful in teaching about nuclear energy. Includes a list of 11 software resources (including program name, source and cost, system requirements, and brief comments about the program). (JN)
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Computer Software, Environmental Education, Microcomputers
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Smith, Richard L. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1984
Presented is an annotated list of 19 references which focus on issues and concerns related to the implementation of computers in education. The information provided is intended both for classroom teachers and for researchers. (JN)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Blurton, Craig – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1984
Discusses how instruction in computer literacy will fit into the present school curriculum (particularly science) and the nature of an adequate scope and sequence for this subject area. A model K-12 computer literacy curriculum is presented with a corresponding scope and sequence chart. (JN)
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computer Science Education, Curriculum Design, Elementary School Curriculum
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Enochs, Larry G. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1984
Examined effects of beginning computer programing instruction, sex, and home computers on the attitudes of fifth-grade students (N=49). Results of this pilot study showed higher attitudes following instruction and no differences between the sexes or between those who had computers and those who did not. (JN)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Computer Science Education, Educational Research, Elementary School Students
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Becker, Henry Jay – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1984
Presents comparable data on microcomputer ownership and use for schools in different regions of the country and in cities, suburbs, and rural locations; for middle/junior high schools compared to elementary and high schools; and for schools serving White and minority low-income families versus those serving high-income and middle-income families.…
Descriptors: Differences, Educational Research, Elementary Schools, Elementary Secondary Education
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Smith, Richard L. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1984
Seven indexes to computer-oriented literature are reviewed, examining services offered, type of literature indexed, format, source, hardware needed, and cost. Each item reviewed can currently be obtained for $100 per year or less. (JN)
Descriptors: Computer Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Indexes, Microcomputers
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Smith, Richard L. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1982
This annotated list of references focuses specifically on computer literacy for teachers. The material is primarily directed at instructors using computers in the classroom and researchers gathering background material in the preparation of articles, grant proposals, and presentations. A total of 36 different sources are listed, alphabetized by…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Computer Literacy, Computer Science, Computers
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Sadowski, Barbara R. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1985
Summarizes a study which focused on teaching critical thinking skills with computer assisted instruction. Also summarizes a 1980 study in which a microcomputer was used to deliver a version of the program BABELS to college students and a replication of this study with younger students (5th-, 7th-, and 12th-graders). (JN)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Critical Thinking, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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