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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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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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Wood, Judith Body – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1990
Presented are ideas for the utilization of Microsoft Works in the secondary mathematics classroom. The spreadsheet and graphing capabilities of this software package are demonstrated for several topics including the concept of slope for first year algebra, and creating and interpreting graphs for a general mathematics class. (Author/CW)
Descriptors: Algebra, Computation, Computer Graphics, Computer Uses in Education
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Flake, Janice L. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1990
Discussed is four years of intensive experiences of working with preservice secondary mathematics teachers in helping them to integrate computers into their mathematics instruction. Student experiences in the classroom and in field experiences, and changes in student attitudes and beliefs toward computers and mathematics are described. (CW)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Learning Strategies, Mathematics Education
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Vest, Floyd; Griffith, Reynolds – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1989
This article presents 12 examples of the use of a calculator in the algebra class. The calculator codes and the mathematical formulas of the examples are presented in the appendix. (Author/YP)
Descriptors: Algebra, Calculators, Computation, Mathematical Applications
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Owens, John E. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1990
Describes the preparation of preservice secondary mathematics teachers in the uses and implications of classroom technology. Presents four areas of technology: (1) programing; (2) utility programs; (3) calculators; and (4) implementation of instructional software and communication packages. (Author/YP)
Descriptors: Calculators, College Curriculum, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics
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Fagan, Patsy J.; Thompson, Ann D. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1989
Discusses a classroom project for teaching conceptual meanings and functional purposes of the notations and symbols of mathematics. Describes the background of the approach based on Piaget's theory: concrete level, symbolic level, and abstract level. Lists 14 references and 4 suggested readings. (YP)
Descriptors: Databases, Mathematical Enrichment, Mathematical Vocabulary, Mathematics
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Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1989
Summarizes eight papers from the 1989 National Educational Computing Conference (NECC). The papers describe: (1) programs for teaching physical science, astronomy, and mathematics; (2) integrating telecommunications into school science; (3) use of models and simulations; and (4) the 1988 Association for the Education of Teachers in Science…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Games, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Simulation
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Godlewski, James B. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1989
Describes a study to determine if a school district implementing an unfamiliar curricular change completed the same tasks as those using a model developed by Bishop. Reports that the district was more task oriented when confronted with an unfamiliar curricular change than previously reported. (MVL)
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Development
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Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1988
Includes a list of favorably reviewed science and mathematics microcomputer software for instructional use in preschool through grade 12. Developed as an aid to educators in locating programs they may want to preview. (MVL)
Descriptors: Computer Graphics, Computer Simulation, Computer Software Reviews, Computer Uses in Education
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Smith, Richard L., Comp. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1987
Provides an annotated bibliography of references which deal with specific topics for educators using computers in the classroom in teaching mathematics and science. Also appropriate for researchers gathering background material for the preparation of articles, grant proposals, and presentations. (TW)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, College Mathematics, College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Troutner, Joanne – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1987
Described are 10 computer software programs for problem solving related to mathematics. Programs described are: (1) Box Solves Story Problems; (2) Safari Search; (3) Puzzle Tanks; (4) The King's Rule; (5) The Factory; (6) The Royal Rules; (7) The Enchanted Forest; (8) Gears; (9) The Super Factory; and (10) Creativity Unlimited. (RH)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Software Reviews, Elementary School Mathematics
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Day, Roger P. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1987
Reported and compared are recent recommendations regarding the potential for computer technology in school mathematics. These recommendations are also compared to current practice and to earlier recommendations. (RH)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Uses in Education, Computers, Elementary School Mathematics
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Smith, Richard L., Ed. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1987
Reviewed are three computer software programs: the Astronomer (astronomy program for middle school students and older); Hands-on-Statistics: Explorations with a Microcomputer (statistics program for secondary school students and older); and CATGEN (a genetics program for secondary school students and older). Each review provides information on:…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Computer Software, Computer Software Reviews, Genetics
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Popp, Jerome A. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1986
Proposes that the role of mathematics education be re-examined in terms of an increased emphasis on mathematical knowledge rather than attainment of calculational speed. Offers perspectives on the reform movement in mathematics education and advocates the teaching of the history, logic, and method of mathematical thinking. (ML)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Philosophy, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education
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