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Abramovich, Sergei; Brouwer, Peter – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2009

This paper was prepared in response to the Conference Board of Mathematical Sciences recommendations for the preparation of secondary teachers. It shows how using trigonometry as a conceptual tool in spreadsheet-based applications enables one to develop mathematical understanding in the context of constructing geometric representations of unit…

Descriptors: Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Geometric Concepts, Mathematics Instruction

Kolikant, Yifat Ben-David – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2004

Computer Science formal education brings together old-timers from two computer-literate cultures. The curriculum is oriented toward the academic community, whose interest is in the abstraction, solution, and proofs of algorithmic problems, whereas many students are technology users, whose main interest is the manipulation of the products of…

Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Grade 12, Curriculum Development, Theory Practice Relationship

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Aspray, William – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1982

Lists some of the better-known and more accessible books on the history of computing and information processing, covering: (1) popular general works; (2) more technical general works; (3) microelectronics and computing; (4) artificial intelligence and robotics; (5) works relating to Charles Babbage; (6) other biographical and personal accounts;…

Descriptors: Adult Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Computer Science, Computers

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Nguyen-Xuan, A.; Nicaud, Jean-Francois; Gelis, Jean-Michel – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1997

Presents a comparative study of the effects of feedback on students who learned to solve algebraic factorization problems in an intelligent learning environment. Concludes that when the same error comments were used in both experiments, similarities were observed in the learning paths of the respective student groups. Contains 41 references.…

Descriptors: Algebra, Comparative Analysis, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education

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Eidson, Sandra; Simmons, Patricia E. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1998

Examines the relationship of microcomputer simulation graphics and alphanumeric modes of data presentation to ninth-grade biology students' science process skills and conceptual understanding of selected science topics (N=64). Concludes that use of microcomputers and appropriate software can result in significant learning and understanding of…

Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology

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Shotsberger, Paul G. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1999

Reports on implementation of a World Wide Web site for teacher professional development. Presents results of pilot project involving four high school and middle school mathematics teachers. Highlights three specific ways in which teachers can benefit from Web: (1) consistent opportunities for reflection and sharing; (2) shortened cycle for…

Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Faculty Development

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Smaldino, Sharon; Thompson, Cathy – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1990

Proposed are the use of implementation strategies available to teachers through the application of Robert Gagne's nine instructional events. The application of computer technology in science education is discussed. (CW)

Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Learning Strategies

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Rayner-Canham, Geoffrey W.; Rayner-Canham, Marelene F. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1990

Described is a series of computer tutorials developed to teach students a logical method of problem solving for chemistry. The structure, pedagogy, and problem-solving strategies of the computer software program are described. (CW)

Descriptors: Chemistry, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology

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Manoucherhri, Azita – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1999

Investigates the extent to which computers were being used by middle and high school mathematics teachers in Missouri. Develops an understanding of the basis for teachers' decisions regarding the use of computers--or lack of--in instruction. Reports that the teachers did not use computers for purposes other than drill and practice. Contains 44…

Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Change, Educational Technology, Knowledge Base for Teaching

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Pinter-Lucke, Claudia – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1992

This article provides pedagogical techniques that require active student participation in the use of computer spreadsheets while determining recursive numerical solutions to equations. Included are several computer screen displays which illustrate the various advantages in using spreadsheets specific to synthetic division, the bisection method,…

Descriptors: Algebra, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Functions (Mathematics)

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Germann, Paul J.; Barrow, Lloyd H. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1996

Provides the results of a survey of science teachers (n=635) regarding the status of computer use and professional development needs related to the use of computers in classrooms. Results indicate that 91% of the classrooms have computers. Professional development needs are categorized by groups: non/past users, novices, and users/experts. (DDR)

Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Research, Educational Technology

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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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Dugdale, Sharon; And Others – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1995

Characterizes algebra as a way of reasoning involving variables/functional relationships, generalization/modes of representation, and mathematical investigation/argument. Examines curricular goals; considers contributions of technology to reconceptualize algebra; and suggests directions for future development of tools and models, research agendas,…

Descriptors: Algebra, Calculators, Educational Technology, Higher Education

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Orton, Robert E. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1990

Described is a short program for teaching and learning about geometric transformations. The integration of geometry problem solving and BASIC programing is discussed. Applications of computer graphics are illustrated. (CW)

Descriptors: Computation, Computer Graphics, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology

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Ellis, James D. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1990

Several models for preparing preservice and inservice teachers to use microcomputers in science teaching are described. A summary of research on the topic is included. A list of competencies needed by teachers to use microcomputers in teaching is provided. Recommendations for implementing computers in teacher education are suggested. (CW)

Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education

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