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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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Herro, Danielle; Quigley, Cassie – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2016
This paper examines the implementation practices of a 6th grade middle school teacher enacting STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) teaching in his classroom after participating in a 45-hour STEAM professional development. Case study is used to detail the process, successes, and challenges. Project-based learning, technology…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Middle School Teachers, Curriculum Implementation, Educational Practices
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Annetta, Leonard; Vallett, David; Fusarelli, Bonnie; Lamb, Richard; Cheng, Meng-Tzu; Holmes, Shawn; Folta, Elizabeth; Thurmond, Brandi – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect Serious Educational Games (SEGs) had on student interest in science in a federally funded game-based learning project. It can be argued that today's students are more likely to engage in video games than they are to interact in live, face-to-face learning environments. With a keen eye on…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Science Instruction, Student Interests, Learning Activities
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Edwards, Clayton M.; Rule, Audrey C.; Boody, Robert M. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2013
Online education is increasing in popularity at the college and high school levels with several studies showing the comparability of e-learning and more traditional methods. Middle school students' ability to function well with this mode of instruction has not been established in the literature, although the circumstances of Generation Z growing…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Laptop Computers, Web Based Instruction, Electronic Learning
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Edwards, Clayton; Rule, Audrey – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2013
Education in an online setting is an increasingly popular method of instruction. Previous studies comparing college or high school student performance in online and face-to-face courses found, in most cases, similar achievement between conditions. However, research is lacking regarding middle school students' academic performance and attitudes…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Student Surveys, Predictor Variables, Student Attitudes
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Bolyard, Johnna; Moyer-Packenham, Patricia – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2012
This study investigated how the use of virtual manipulatives in integer instruction impacts student achievement for integer addition and subtraction. Of particular interest was the influence of using virtual manipulatives on students' ability to create and translate among representations for integer computation. The research employed a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Numbers, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills
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McLeod, Julie; Vasinda, Sheri; Dondlinger, Mary Jo – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2012
This article adds to the growing body of research surrounding the use of virtual manipulatives for mathematics learning. The study reported herein used five different virtual manipulatives from four different websites, all within a sixth grade unit on proportional thinking. While many studies have reported on student achievement when using virtual…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Mathematics Education, Mathematical Concepts, Grade 6
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Hu, Xiangen; Craig, Scotty D.; Bargagliotti, Anna E.; Graesser, Arthur C.; Okwumabua, Theresa; Anderson, Celia; Cheney, Kyle R.; Sterbinsky, Allan – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2012
This study investigated the effectiveness of the Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS) system as a method of strategic intervention in after-school settings to improve the mathematical skills of struggling 6th grade students. Students were randomly assigned to after-school classrooms in which they either worked with ALEKS to improve…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Program Effectiveness, Classrooms, Grade 6
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Bouck, Emily C. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2012
Mathematics is a critical content area and assistive technology can benefit students with high incidence disabilities in accessing and achieving in this domain. Yet, the field lacks awareness of how often teachers use assistive technology in mathematics and what types of technology they are using. This study sought to understand teachers' self…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Special Education Teachers, Assistive Technology, Mathematics Instruction
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So, Wing-mui Winnie; Ching, Ngai-ying Fiona – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2011
With the rapid expansion of broadband Internet connection and availability of high performance yet low priced computers, many countries around the world are advocating the adoption of e-learning, the use of computer technology to improve learning and teaching. The trend of e-learning has urged many teachers to incorporate online resources in their…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Computers, Internet, Students
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Suh, Jennifer – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2010
The following study describes design research in an elementary school near the metropolitan D.C. area with a diverse student population. The goal of the project was to design tasks that leveraged technology and enhance the access to critical thinking in specific mathematical concepts: data analysis and probability. It highlights the opportunities…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Technology Uses in Education
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Marino, Matthew T.; Coyne, Michael; Dunn, Michael – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2010
This article reports findings from a study examining how altered readability levels affected struggling readers' (N = 288) comprehension of scientific concepts and vocabulary. Specifically, the researchers were interested in learning what effect altered readability levels have when low ability readers participate in a technology-based science…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Readability, Reading Tests, Scientific Concepts
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Clariana, Roy – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2009
This quasi-experimental investigation considers the second year of implementation of wireless laptops (1:1 ratio) in three 6th grade mathematics classrooms in one school compared to non-laptop classrooms (5:1 ratio) in seven other schools in the district. Comprehensive mathematics software from CompassLearning delivered via the internet was…
Descriptors: State Standards, Mathematics Achievement, Computer Software, Effect Size
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Lin, Janet Mei-Chuen; Yang, Mei-Ching – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2009
In this study half of 52 sixth graders learned to program in MSWLogo and the other half in Drape. An analysis of students' test scores revealed that Drape (an iconic language) seemed to have a steeper learning curve than MSWLogo (a textual language). However, as students gradually became more familiar with either language, the difference in…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Programming Languages, Science Achievement, Instructional Effectiveness
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Jones, Greg; Kalinowski, Kevin – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2007
This article discusses a project that placed over 97% of Mars' topography made available from NASA into an interactive 3D multi-user online learning environment beginning in 2003. In 2005 curriculum materials that were created to support middle school math and science education were developed. Research conducted at the University of North Texas…
Descriptors: Topography, Online Courses, Mathematics Education, Science Education