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Kugel, Peter – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1985
The controversy over whether or not machines can think has attracted the attention of philosophers, psychologists, neurologists, computer scientists, and writers of science fiction. Various topics and issues related to this controversy are discussed, including turing machines and the relationship between computer history and mathematical…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Computers, Higher Education
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Spitulnik, Michele Wisnudel; Krajcik, Joseph – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1998
Discusses how to promote scientific and technological literacy within a science methods course. Describes the rationale for the design of the course, the structure of the course, prospective students, the types of technological tools, the integration of those tools into the course with examples of student-constructed artifacts, and challenges…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Course Descriptions, Course Organization, Educational Technology
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Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1988
Includes a list of favorably reviewed science and mathematics microcomputer software for instructional use in preschool through grade 12. Developed as an aid to educators in locating programs they may want to preview. (MVL)
Descriptors: Computer Graphics, Computer Simulation, Computer Software Reviews, Computer Uses in Education
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Moyer, Patrick C. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1985
Structured programing is an attempt to formalize the logic and structure of computer programs. Examples of structured programing techniques in BASIC are provided. Two major disadvantages of this style of programing for the personal user are noted. (JN)
Descriptors: Programing, Programing Languages
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Montgomery, Robert – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1984
Presented are programing tips to help control user input and to display the resulting format in an attractive and readable manner. (JN)
Descriptors: Input Output, Programing
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Becker, Henry Jay – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1991
Data collected for the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (1989) within U.S. secondary schools revealed that computer usage more than doubled from 1985. Discussed are the regular and systematic uses of computers in the classroom and laboratories, the types of software used, and the goals for teachers using…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Evaluation, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Objectives
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Vest, Floyd – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1991
After discussing the role of supercalculators within the business calculus curriculum, several examples are presented which allow the reader to examine the capabilities and codes of calculators specific to different major manufacturers. The topics examined include annuities, Newton's method, fixed point iteration, graphing, solvers, and…
Descriptors: Calculators, Calculus, Computer Assisted Instruction, Graphs
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Danesh, Iraj – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1987
Described is a Monte-Carlo method for modeling physical systems with a computer. Also discussed are ways to incorporate Monte-Carlo simulation techniques for introductory science and mathematics teaching and also for enriching computer and simulation courses. (RH)
Descriptors: College Mathematics, College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation
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Lough, Tom; Tipps, Steve – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1987
Described are procedures for multiplying matrices using Logo. Examples of computer programming are included. (RH)
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Higher Education