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Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1988
Includes the abstracts of seven of the 191 papers presented at a recent educational computing conference. Topics include computer-based tutoring, computer-assisted instruction with low achieving students, education-industry collaboration, hypothesis testing, Western Carolina University MicroNet, the New Jersey Science Supervisors Electronic…
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education
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Judson, Phoebe T. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1991
Described is a weekly computer algebra laboratory course for Calculus I students during the 10-week spring semester, 1990, at Trinity University. Advice on the establishment and management of this type of laboratory including descriptions of student participation trends and student reactions is presented. (JJK)
Descriptors: Algebra, Calculus, College Mathematics, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Stuessy, Carol L.; Rowland, Paul M. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1989
Discusses a microcomputer-based laboratory (MBL) study (n=75) which uses multiple temperature gathering devices (mercury thermometer, digital thermometer, and computer probe) and graphing methods (hand graphs, delayed computer graphs, and real-time graphs). Reports that MBL real-time graphing provides significant increases in graphing skills. (MVL)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Uses in Education
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Stevens, Dorothy Jo.; And Others – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1987
Reports on a study into the effectiveness of implementing an interactive videodisc science lesson on titration into a high school science program. Describes the titration lesson and the equipment used in two chemistry classes. Results were generated from achievement and attitude instruments, along with observational data. (TW)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Display Systems
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Zohar, Anat; Tamir, Pinchas – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1986
Describes the "Computer Software Inquiry Inventory" (CSI), which was designed for content analysis of inquiry-based science computer software. Explains the five basic features of the instrument. Includes analyses of two programs using the CSI categories of evaluation. (ML)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Science Education, Courseware, Educational Technology
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Dreyfus, Tommy; Halevi, Tirza – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1991
Discussed is the classroom suitability of an open learning computer microworld centered around families of quadratic equations that provides a framework for exploring questions about parabolas to establish the link between the graphical and the algebraic representations of quadratic equations. (JJK)
Descriptors: Algebra, Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Discovery Learning
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Hood, B. James – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1991
Reported is an approach to teaching the use of Macintosh computers to sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students within the context of a simplified model of scientific research including proposal, data collection and analyses, and presentation of findings. Word processing, graphing, statistical, painting, and poster software were sequentially…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Evaluation, Courseware, Educational Strategies
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Huetinck, Linda – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1992
Two microcomputer-based laboratories, the motion detector and the sound detector, are discussed in terms of their affects upon the facilitation of an understanding of graphs and their ability to aid in the development of conceptual understanding from graphical analysis. The author relates experiences in using these labs with high school students…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Concept Formation, Educational Technology, Graphs
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Klopfer, Leopold E. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1986
Surveys the present status of science instructional software in the United States. Describes project efforts at the University of Pittsburgh on the development of intelligent tutoring systems (ITS). Explains the major components and provides microworld examples of ITS. Includes the software evaluation instrument and summarizes the evaluation…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Science Education, Computer Uses in Education