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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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Cleland, JoAnn V.; Wetzel, Keith A.; Zambo, Ron; Buss, Ray R.; Rillero, Peter – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1999
Examines the effects of professional development in multimedia-based technology for 26 inservice and 14 preservice teachers on science and mathematics instruction. Focuses on three components critical to the success of this professional-development model: (1) linkage of pedagogy to technology; (2) collaborative teacher planning of instructional…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Change, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
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Ralston, Anthony – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1999
Analyzes and refutes the arguments made by "back-to-basics" proponents against the use of calculators and for traditional instruction in the algorithms of pencil-and-paper arithmetic. Argues for the value of mental arithmetic in achieving all the aims and more of the traditional curriculum. (Author/ASK)
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Calculators, Computation, Educational Technology
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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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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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Collins, Michael – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1998
Presents a study using an electronic bulletin board as the software platform for students in a large second-year college biology course to improve communications among students and between students and the instructor. Reports that the bulletin board was successful in fostering interaction between students as well as improving student-instructor…
Descriptors: Biology, Bulletin Boards, College Science, Computer Mediated Communication
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Atkins, Sandra L. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1998
Investigates preservice teachers' perceptions of the impact of non-field experiences in shaping their vision of mathematics teaching. Describes a study in which preservice teachers were engaged in a number of technology-based activities and asked to complete questionnaires prior to and after the activities. Teachers associated the lack of a…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education
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Gerber, Sue; Shuell, Thomas J.; Harlos, Carol Ann – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1998
Discusses the use of the Internet in educational settings and studies four students using the Internet to obtain data for a regularly assigned eighth-grade mathematics project for five weeks. Uses questionnaires and interviews to collect data. Concludes that students need adequate preparation to achieve optimal benefit from using the Internet.…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Grade 8, Information Sources
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Hudson, Brian – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1998
Investigates the potential of collaborative learning in mathematics using multimedia. Analyzes the data collected by video recording the work of groups on the multimedia-based activities and ethnographic research methods. Concludes that the classroom interaction was found to be supported not only by language mediated by the multimedia system but…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Educational Technology
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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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Lehman, James D.; Brickner, Dianna – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1996
Examined (n=36) teachers' perceptions and use of interactive videodiscs (IVD) in the teaching of science. Perceptions tended to be positive. Major barriers to IVD usage were limited equipment availability and lack of time to develop and implement IVD-based lessons. (Author/MKR)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Interactive Video
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Merriweather, Michelle; Tharp, Marcia L. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1999
Focuses on changes in attitude toward mathematics and calculator use and changes in how general mathematics students naturalistically solve algebraic problems. Uses a survey to determine whether a student is rule-based. Concludes that the rule-based students used an equation to solve the algebraic word problem whereas the non-rule-based students…
Descriptors: Algebra, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Equations (Mathematics)
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Roberts, Dana L.; Stephens, Larry J. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1999
Compares students of average ability in three high school geometry classes that utilized computer software in varying amounts. Reports that using computer software may not be beneficial when teaching certain topics in geometry and that using computer software did improve student interest and participation. Contains 13 references. (Author/ASK)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, 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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Ainsa, Trisha – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1999
Pilots and evaluates a math activity initially utilizing M&Ms as manipulatives, then progressing to computer software math activities, in five early childhood classrooms. Concludes that there were no significant differences between learning tasks, monolingual students vs. bilingual students, and manipulative (hands-off) activities vs. computer…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Computer Uses in Education, Early Childhood Education, Educational Technology
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