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Kalkanis, G.; Sarris, M. M. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1999

Describes an educational software program for the study of and detection methods for the cosmic ray muons passing through several light transparent materials (i.e., water, air, etc.). Simulates muons and Cherenkov photons' paths and interactions and visualizes/animates them on the computer screen using Monte Carlo methods/techniques which employ…

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

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Tilidetzke, Robert – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1992

This study investigated differences in achievement for control groups learning college algebra using traditional classroom instruction methods compared to experimental groups using computer algebra tutorials for three precalculus topics. Two instructors each taught one control group and one experimental group. No significant differences were…

Descriptors: Algebra, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Evaluation, Control Groups

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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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Thompson, Carla J.; Friske, Joyce E. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1984

CLIMB (Center for Learning and Instruction in Mathematics-concept Building), a model of prescriptive and instructional modes supporting practical approaches to meeting needs of adult learning, is based on premises related to learner needs, implications of mathematics education research, and relevant education for the future. These premises and…

Descriptors: Adult Students, College Mathematics, Diagnostic Teaching, Educational Technology

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Dubinsky, Ed – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1997

Reports on a study of students learning the concepts of universal and existential quantification in undergraduate mathematics courses in which the instruction was based on previous research into what it means to understand this concept. Concludes that, as a result of making the computer constructions, students will tend to make more effective…

Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Mathematics Instruction

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Abramovich, Sergei; Nabors, Wanda – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1998

Suggests that using the iconic and computing features of a spreadsheet enhances the transition from natural language sentences to pictorial and numerical representations of algebraic word problems. Presents work performed in a lab setting with preservice and inservice teachers enrolled in contemporary general mathematics and problem-solving…

Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education

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Khoo, Guan-Seng; Koh, Thiam-Seng – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1998

Describes a study conducted in undergraduate science classes in Singapore using computer modeling and simulation. Reports that the use of computer models and simulations proved to be valuable in explaining many aspects of science. Students reported that three-dimensional images helped them in their understanding. Contains 22 references.…

Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries

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Abramovich, Sergei; Brown, Gary – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1996

Describes how a software package that includes a spreadsheet, a relation grapher, and a dynamic geometry can contribute to teacher training through an exploratory problem-solving course. Discusses the ways in which technology-rich environments enhance and extend traditional topics. Contains 17 references. (DDR)

Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Computer Software, Course Content, Discovery Learning

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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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Hummel, Hans G. K.; Smit, Herjan – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1996

Describes mathematics courses developed for guided self-study at a distance. The courses incorporate new educational media and special didactic techniques. Provides details about how a computer can be used in such a setting, and focuses on a computer practical examination used for an advanced course in Fourier transforms. (27 references) (DDR)

Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Computer Uses in Education, Distance Education

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Thomas, David A.; And Others – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1996

Demonstrates the use of scientific visualization, a computer graphics technology developed to extend the use of our visual system to contexts and problem-solving situations where sight itself is not directly possible or in which normal vision fails to provide adequate opportunity for analysis. (DDR)

Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Computer Software, Educational Technology

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Alessi, Stephen M.; Pena, Carmen M. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1999

Investigates the effects of two instructional strategies--augmented activation activities vs. expository instruction--and three different presentation formats--microcomputer-based laboratory (MBL), simulation, and computer-based text--on individuals' ability to understand concepts in physics. Indicates significant main effect for presentation…

Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Physics

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Almstrum, Vicki L. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1999

Describes a simple 16-item instrument, the Propositional Logic Test (PLT), that is based on Piagetian theory and a study that explored the use of the PLT in diagnosing student misunderstandings. Analysis of individual student responses revealed a number of systematic errors in interpreting the logical operations in the PLT items. (Contains 23…

Descriptors: Computer Science, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education

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Wu, Cheng-Chih; Lin, Janet Mei-Chuen; Lin, Kai-Yin – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1999

Examines 16 high school computer textbooks used in Taiwan with an attempt to analyze the nature and the presentation styles of programming examples in them. Concludes that presentation of programming examples in most of the analyzed textbooks lacked a detailed explanation of some of the problem-solving steps. (Contains 26 references.) (Author/ASK)

Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, High Schools

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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