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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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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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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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Joshi, Bhairav D. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1985
Describes an interactive, screen-oriented, BASIC computer program for an IBM PC microcomputer with graphics capability. The program (which uses about 34K RAM and utilizes a menu format) represents a general method for calculating thermodynamic properties of chemical reactions from thermal data for reactants and products. (JN)
Descriptors: Chemical Reactions, Chemistry, College Science, Computer Software
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Damarin, Suzanne K.; Stull, Lorren L. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1985
Examines issues which emerged during the development of estimation materials produced by the Technology and Basic Skills-Mathematics (TABS) project. Special attention is given to the use of feedback in computer-based instruction on estimation. (JN)
Descriptors: Courseware, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Estimation (Mathematics)
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Mandell, Alan – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1985
Presents the listing for a TRS-80 Model III program which illustrates the first law of robotics (all robots must be programed so that none of their actions will be harmful to man). Also discusses the rational for and development of the program. (JN)
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Simulation, Computer Software, Higher Education
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Saleem, Naveed; Azad, Abbas N. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1992
Describes the application of expert systems to provide computer-assisted instruction support to students to facilitate their learning of both fundamental and advanced statistical concepts. Provides examples of both a modular system and an integrated system which utilize VP-Expert, an expert system development shell. (14 references) (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Expert Systems, Higher Education, Instructional Materials
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Olson, Alton T. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1991
Following a short introduction on the rationale and purpose for using algorithmic structures in the teaching of algebra, two topics from elementary algebra are presented in relation to control structures from computer programing, specifically: the multiplication of polynomials defined in terms of nested loops, and the distributive property…
Descriptors: Algebra, Algorithms, Computer Assisted Instruction, Instructional Materials
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Prybutok, Victor R.; And Others – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1991
Described are examples of classroom exercises that use interactive graphics software for personal computers to enhance the teaching of statistical concepts by allowing students to generate multiple examples, make conjectures, and verify their findings about the concept. The transfer of this interactive tool to other subject areas is suggested.…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Computer Uses in Education, Concept Formation
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Clason, Robert G. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1990
Described is a method for drawing periodic tile patterns using LOGO. Squares, triangles, hexagons, shape filling, and random tile laying are included. These activities incorporate problem solving, programing methods, and the geometry of angles and polygons. (KR)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Geometry, Junior High Schools
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Smaldino, Sharon; Thompson, Cathy – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1990
Proposed are the use of implementation strategies available to teachers through the application of Robert Gagne's nine instructional events. The application of computer technology in science education is discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Learning Strategies
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Fox, John N.; Eddy, Jerry K. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1990
This paper describes how computers were employed by workshop participants, the commercial materials used, some of the experiments performed using computer interfaces, and the effect of computer interfacing on the science laboratory. Increased student interest through the study of open-ended experiments is discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Interfaces, Computer Uses in Education, Inservice Teacher Education
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