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Clark, Kenneth; Hosticka, Alice; Kent, Judi; Browne, Ron – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1998
Addresses issues of access to World Wide Web sites, mathematics and science content-resources available on the Web, and methods for integrating mathematics, science, and language arts instruction. (Author/ASK)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Integrated Activities, Language Arts
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Fowler, David – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1996
Describes a Hypercard stack for playing one of many versions of the African game wari. Students can design their own variations of the game by determining the initial number of pieces and the number of pieces required for a capture. A list of activities related to the program and some recommendations about the integration of technology into…
Descriptors: African Culture, Computer Software, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Games
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Stratford, Steven J. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1997
Covers research conducted within the past 10 years on the topic of using computer models and simulations to aid science instruction at the precollege level. The research is categorized into three main areas: (1) students running preprogrammed simulations; (2) students creating dynamic models using modeling environments; and (3) students using…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Programming
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Zazkis, Rina; Gunn, Chris – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1997
Investigates students' understanding of the basic concepts of introductory set theory which are set, set element, cardinality, subset, and the empty set. Data was collected from preservice elementary school teachers. The project included experimentation with basic set concepts in an open computer-based environment using the mathematical computer…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Constructivism (Learning), Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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Denning, Rebecca; Smith, Philip J. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1997
Cooperative learning has been used as an educational technique for some time, and recently researchers have been exploring technology as a mechanism to further this educational method. Presents several examples of the use of technology to support cooperative learning episodes and examines the underlying design concepts and principles embedded in…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Educational Technology
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Mitchell, Mathew – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1997
Describes an attempt to systematically incorporate "active learning" into the structure of an elective course designed to instruct students in computer-based approaches to statistics. Concludes that this approach to statistics instruction resulted in both high student learning and high student motivation to learn. Contains 15 references.…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
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Thangiah, Sam R.; Joshi, Sharad W. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1997
Outlines how a course in robotics can be taught at the undergraduate level with specific experiments that can be used for incremental learning in programming a mobile robot or by simulating the actions of a robot. Contains 14 references. (Author/ASK)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Mathematics Education
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Abramovich, Sergei; Brown, Gary – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1999
Shows how the joint use of a dynamic geometry program and a spreadsheet can provide a computational environment for exploring geometry on plane lattices that lessens the risk of developing the false empiricist view of mathematics often associated with the use of information technology. Contains 17 references. (Author/ASK)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Geometry
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Wilson, Melvin (Skip) – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1999
Describes computer activities that offer middle school students opportunities to cooperatively explore problem situations and connect mathematical understandings to each other, to their experiences, and to other disciplines. Contains 19 references. (Author/ASK)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Mioduser, David; Venezky, Richard L.; Gong, Brian – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1998
Presents the Weather Lab, a computer-based tool for assessing student knowledge and understanding of weather phenomena by involving students in generating weather forecasts or manipulating weather components affecting the final formulation of a forecast. Contains 37 references. (Author/ASK)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
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Parvate, Vishakha; Rajan, Parvati; Anjaneyulu, K. S. R. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1998
Presents the computer software Mathemagic, a remedial teaching system for high school mathematics. Describes a preliminary study that showed that the software could provide effective remediation to students. (Author/ASK)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, High Schools, Mathematics Instruction
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Smith, David A., Ed. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1998
Discusses educational materials on the World Wide Web related to mathematics and science education. Also provides some resources. (ASK)
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Geometry
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Dori, Dov; Dori, Yehudit J. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1996
Outlines the object-process approach to designing and analyzing studyware in organic chemistry. Object-process diagrams are used to visualize the relationships between objects and processes within a system. (Author/MKR)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Courseware, Higher Education, Organic Chemistry
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Jiang, Zhonghong; Potter, Walter D. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1994
Describes a simulation-oriented computer microworld named CHANCE used to overcome the limitations of physical materials for experiments in teaching and learning introductory probability. Results of a teaching experiment conducted with four middle school and high school students are discussed. (15 references) (LZ)
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Mathematics Education
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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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