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Wu, Yingkang; Wong, Khoon Yoong – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2007
This case study investigated the impact of a spreadsheet (EXCEL) exploration on the understanding of statistical graphs among twenty Singapore secondary school students of average ability. Four EXCEL templates were constructed to allow students to explore four aspects of statistical graphs: zero in scale, effect of different scales, size…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Graphs, Statistics
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Tan, Seng Chee; Yeo, Ai Choo Jennifer; Lim, Wei Ying – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2005
There have been increasing efforts among science educators to move students away from learning about science towards learning "to be" scientists. To move in this direction, there is a need to change the epistemology of the learning of science from instructivism to one of social constructivist learning. The purpose of this research is to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Epistemology, Constructivism (Learning), Science Education
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Looi, Chee-Kit; Tan, Boon Tee – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1998
Describes teaching methods in a computer-based learning environment called WORDMATH, designed to teach word-problem solving to 9-to 12-year-old students in Singapore primary schools. Discusses the results of a formative study of the tutor. (Author/ASK)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Intermediate Grades, Mathematics Education
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Khoo, Guan-Seng; Koh, Thiam-Seng – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1998
Describes a study conducted in undergraduate science classes in Singapore using computer modeling and simulation. Reports that the use of computer models and simulations proved to be valuable in explaining many aspects of science. Students reported that three-dimensional images helped them in their understanding. Contains 22 references.…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries