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Bouck, Emily; Flanagan, Sara; Bouck, Mary – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2015
Manipulatives are considered a best practice for educating students with disabilities, but little research exists which examines virtual manipulatives as tool for supporting students in mathematics. This project investigated the use of a virtual manipulative through the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives--polynominoes (i.e., tiles)--as a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Manipulative Materials, Mathematical Concepts, Teaching Methods
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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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Tsivitanidou, Olia; Zacharia, Zacharias C.; Hovardas, Tasos; Nicolaou, Aphrodite – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2012
In this study we introduced a peer feedback tool to secondary school students while aiming at investigating whether this tool leads to a feedback dialogue when using a computer supported inquiry learning environment in science. Moreover, we aimed at examining what type of feedback students ask for and receive and whether the students use the…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Secondary School Students, Feedback (Response), Peer Evaluation
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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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Polly, Drew – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2011
Technological pedagogical and content knowledge (TPACK) has been advanced as a construct to describe teachers' understandings related to effectively teaching with technology. This study examined the development of TPACK of two teachers during their mathematics teaching after participating in a learner-centered professional development (LCPD)…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Faculty Development, Thinking Skills
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Fishman, Barry; Penuel, William R.; Hegedus, Stephen; Roschelle, Jeremy – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2011
This study examines factors related to the sustainability of SimCalc Mathworlds (SCMW), a technology-infused mathematics curriculum. We surveyed middle school teachers one year after their participation in a randomized trial where they were introduced to SCMW curriculum, to identify factors related to their continued use of the materials in ways…
Descriptors: Intervention, Middle School Teachers, Grade 7, Grade 8
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Ozgun-Koca, S. Asli; Edwards, Thomas – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2011
Manipulatives have been used in many mathematics classrooms across many age groups with the aim of helping students to understand abstract concepts through concrete, kinesthetic, and visual experiences. In this paper, after we provide a background for the use of physical and virtual manipulatives in teaching and learning of mathematics, we will…
Descriptors: Regression (Statistics), Grade 8, Suburban Schools, Learning Modalities
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Kay, Robin – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2011
This study examines the impact of Web-Based Learning Tools (WBLTs), also known as learning objects, in middle school mathematics and science classrooms. Survey, qualitative, and student performance data were collected from a sample of 18 teachers and 443 students. Teachers were very positive about the learning benefits, quality of WBLTs, and…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Internet, Student Attitudes, Web Based Instruction
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Wang, Yang; O'Dwyer, Laura – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2011
Using data from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2003 and 2007 administrations, this study examines international trends in technology use and explores the international patterns in how teacher-directed, student-use of technology is related to eighth grade mathematics achievement. Descriptive patterns in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Tests, Program Effectiveness, Scores
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Bouck, Emily – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2010
Calculators are a controversial, yet widely used tool in mathematics education for all students and especially for students with disabilities. However, little research has explored calculators and students with disabilities. This paper explored the influence of calculator type (four-function and graphing) on the mathematical performance of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Disabilities, Graphing Calculators, Evaluation
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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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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
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Van Eck, Richard – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2006
Many students enter mathematics courses with a poor attitude toward mathematics (Gal & Ginsburg, 1994), making attitude as important a consideration as achievement in mathematics (Cognition and Technology Group at Vanderbilt (CTGV), 1992; Marsh, Cairns, Relich, Barnes, & Debus, 1984; Sedighian & Sedighian, 1996). Pedagogical agents are often…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Mathematics Instruction, Middle School Students, Computer Simulation