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Trumble, Jason; Dailey, Debbie – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2019
Spatial visualization and mental rotations skills are considered a strong predictor of success in STEM fields (Wai, Lubinski, & Benbow, 2009). This study analyzed the malleability and amount of change in fourth through sixth grade students using the Revised PSVT:R. Participants engaged in a STEM camp driven by maker pedagogy and focused on the…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Visualization, STEM Education, Elementary School Students
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Cyr, Stéphane; Charland, Patrick; Riopel, Martin; Bruyère, Marie-Hélène – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2019
Serious video games (SVGs) are increasingly used as supplementary teaching tools for mathematics education. Several studies report their positive impact on student learning. However, these impacts are variable, and the success of the tools cannot be generalized or extended to all settings or disciplines without an in-depth look at the games…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Video Games, Design, Models
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Rich, Kathryn M.; Yadov, Aman; Zhu, Marissa – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2019
Moving among levels of abstraction is an important skill in mathematics and computer science, and students show similar difficulties when applying abstraction in each discipline. While computer science educators have examined ways to explicitly teach students how to consciously navigate levels of abstraction, these ideas have not been explored in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Computer Science Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students
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Bulut, Aykut; Isiksal-Bostan, Mine – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2019
According to the principles of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics [NCTM, 2000], teaching mathematics needs well equipped teachers in terms of knowledge because of its complex structure. Moreover, teachers' knowledge and technology are an important issue to build up and enhance students' learning. Qualified teachers should know how and…
Descriptors: Geometry, Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Alexander, Curby; Knezek, Gerald; Christensen, Rhonda; Tyler-Wood, Tandra – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2019
Declining academic achievement across U.S. schools, particularly in mathematics and science, has prompted several initiatives to increase the quality of teaching in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The National Science Foundation initiated the Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program in…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, STEM Education, Teaching Methods
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Heindl, Manuela; Nader, Michael – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2018
The motivation to engage in a task is directly related to its perceived value according to Deci & Ryan (1985). Increasing motivation can lead to a higher enhanced learning achievement for the student. The question is if using digital technologies in inquiry-based learning lessons influences the learners' situationally perceived value of the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods, Student Surveys
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Working, Christopher – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2018
The use of technology in elementary mathematics instruction tends to be low-level, despite its affordance of supporting the development of students' high-level reasoning ability. This study builds upon a sociocultural view of learning and was designed to determine what effect a technology-mediated dialogic learning intervention has on third-grade…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics
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Connell, Michael; Abramovich, Sergei – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2017
This paper illustrates how the notion of Technology Immune Technology Enabled (TITE) problems (Abramovich, 2014), in this case an exploration of variations in surface area we refer to as Stamping Functions, might be incorporated into a K-6 mathematics methods class operating within an Action on Objects framework (Connell, 2001). TITE problems have…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Observation
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Havu-Nuutinen, Sari – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2017
This study aims to develop team teaching approach at elementary school science by piloting the created model of teachers' collaboration in three different stages. In the research the model of team teaching is seen as teachers' collaboration in which university teachers, elementary school teachers and teacher students are working towards…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Experience
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Hu, Helen; Garimella, Uma – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2017
This proceeding paper will report about a study that investigated how a group of elementary school teachers responded to a professional development training on Science and Technology as demonstrated in their perceived preparedness and comfort with teaching science, and their subsequent implementation with K-4 students. The results from the study…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Science Instruction, Technology
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Gadanidis, George – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2017
With the increased focus on computational thinking (CT) in education, it is important to investigate the affordances that CT may offer to support teaching and learning. This paper outlines five affordances of CT that may support elementary mathematics education, whose conceptualization was refined in a year-long study involving eight Grades 3-4…
Descriptors: Computation, Thinking Skills, Affordances, Mathematics Education
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Schmidt, Matthew; Fulton, Lori – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2017
Preparing students with 21st Century Skills through STEM related teaching is needed, especially at the elementary level. However, most teacher education preparation programs do not focus on STEM education. To provide an exemplary STEM unit, we transformed an inquiry-based unit on moon phases from a traditional science activity into a…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Science Instruction
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Paek, Seungoh; Fulton, Lori A. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2017
This study investigates how tablet-based note-taking applications can be integrated into elementary science classes as digital science notebooks. A teacher with 20 students in Grades 4-5 from a public charter school in Hawaii participated in the study. The participating science teacher introduced a tablet-based note taking application (TNA) to her…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Science Instruction, Elementary School Teachers
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Constantine, Angelina; Rózowa, Paula; Szostkowski, Alaina; Ellis, Joshua; Roehrig, Gillian – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2017
In the age of STEM education, teachers consistently struggle to understand the nature of technology and how to integrate it. This multiple-case study uses the TPACK framework to explore the beliefs and practices of three elementary science and engineering teachers from an urban school district with a recently implemented 1:1 iPad policy. All three…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Case Studies, Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Winburg, Karin; Chamberlain, Barbara; Valdez, Alfred; Trujillo, Karen; Stanford, Theodore B. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2016
This "Math Snacks" intervention measured 741 fifth grade students' gains in conceptual understanding of core math concepts after game-based learning activities. Teachers integrated four "Math Snacks" games and related activities into instruction on ratios, coordinate plane, number systems, fractions and decimals. Using a…
Descriptors: Games, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Intervention
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