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Porter, Ronald; Lehman, Jeffrey – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1984
Describes 17 situations in physics which require students to write computer programs to solve. All the projects are general in nature and require students to have a thorough conceptual understanding of the content to apply the algorithm needed to solve the specific type of problem illustrated. (JN)
Descriptors: High Schools, Microcomputers, Physics, Problem Solving
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Blurton, Craig – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1984
Discusses how instruction in computer literacy will fit into the present school curriculum (particularly science) and the nature of an adequate scope and sequence for this subject area. A model K-12 computer literacy curriculum is presented with a corresponding scope and sequence chart. (JN)
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computer Science Education, Curriculum Design, Elementary School Curriculum
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Enochs, Larry G. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1984
Examined effects of beginning computer programing instruction, sex, and home computers on the attitudes of fifth-grade students (N=49). Results of this pilot study showed higher attitudes following instruction and no differences between the sexes or between those who had computers and those who did not. (JN)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Computer Science Education, Educational Research, Elementary School Students
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Carr, Claire J.; Carr, Everett Q. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1982
Details of the services offered by a school planetarium in upstate New York are provided. The use of computers includes a full-day simulation of a voyage to Mars and back, the finding of great-circle distances, and deriving sunrise and sunset times, moon positions, and eclipse seasons. (MP)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Computer Programs, Computers, Elementary Secondary Education
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Swadener, Marc; Jarrett, Karen – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1987
Discusses the results of a survey on the usage of computers in secondary schools. Indicates that the majority of use was by computer classes; more staff development is needed for teachers of non-computer classes; and there is insufficient hardware and software available for non-computer classes. (TW)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Science, Computer Uses in Education
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Woodrow, Janice E. J. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1987
Reports on a study designed to investigate the attitudes of practicing teachers and student teachers regarding the educational use of computers. Results indicated that both groups of teachers surveyed believed their students should be computer literate and advocated the increased use of computers in education. (TW)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Science
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Kemp, Jean A. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1988
States the objectives and implementation procedures for this teacher-directed or individualized learning discovery unit. Describes the value of the program and additional activities that can be included. Shows a copy of the program. (RT)
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Computer Uses in Education, Decision Making, Discovery Learning
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Grady, M. Tim; Brumbaugh, Doug – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1988
Explores the use of computers for teaching mathematical models of transposition ciphers. Illustrates the ideas, includes activities and extensions, provides a mathematical model and includes computer programs to implement these topics. (MVL)
Descriptors: Algorithms, Cryptography, Instructional Materials, Integrated Activities
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Kugel, Peter – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1985
The nature of thinking is the subject of this second part in a series which is examining various topics and issues related to the controversy of whether or not computers can think. Suggests that intelligence is the ability to develop general ideas and not the ability to apply those ideas. (JN)
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Computers, Higher Education
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Smith, Richard L. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1986
Annotates reference material on artificial intelligence, mostly at an introductory level, with applications to education and learning. Topics include: (1) programing languages; (2) expert systems; (3) language instruction; (4) tutoring systems; and (5) problem solving and reasoning. (JM)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Annotated Bibliographies, Artificial Intelligence, College Science
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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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McInerney, Michael – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1984
Describes physics experiments (including speed, acceleration, and acceleration due to gravity) in which students write programs to obtain and manipulate experimental data using the Atari microcomputer game port. The approach emphasizes the essential physics of the experiments while affording students useful experience of automatic data collection.…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Physics), College Science, Computer Oriented Programs, Course Descriptions
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Thompson, H. Bradford; Tuttle, Caroline – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1984
Provides examples of nested subroutines, focusing on the Gaussian quadrature function and test program (program listings included). Nested subroutines, features of the Gaussian quadrature, and when not to use it are considered. (JN)
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Computer Software, Functions (Mathematics), Higher Education
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Estes, Yvonne – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1984
Discusses the nature and uses of LOGO programing language with primary children. Sample program listings and the results obtained by primary children are included. (JN)
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Computer Software, Primary Education, Programing
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Danner, Donald – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1984
Presents three activities in which students learn about and construct star polygons using the LOGO programing lanaguage. A list of suggested extension activities is included. (JN)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Geometry, Learning Activities
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