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Guerrero, Shannon – Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 2010
Teacher knowledge has long been a focus of many educational researchers. Current conceptualizations of teacher knowledge are beginning to reflect the knowledge and skills teachers need to successfully navigate increasingly technologically-rich mathematical classrooms with the addition of knowledge domains such as technological pedagogical content…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Teachers
National Academies Press, 2016
U.S. strength in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines has formed the basis of innovations, technologies, and industries that have spurred the nation's economic growth throughout the last 150 years. Universities are essential to the creation and transfer of new knowledge that drives innovation. This knowledge moves…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Labor Force Development, Change Strategies, Best Practices
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Weyhaupt, Adam G. – PRIMUS, 2012
We describe a non-statistics, data-based activity developed by the author for an interdisciplinary course on mathematics and politics that uses actual ballot data from the City of San Francisco, California. The assignment is appropriate for a general education audience and develops students' ability to work with data, improves their understanding…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Mathematics Instruction, Politics, Voting
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White, Kenneth Michael – Journal of Political Science Education, 2013
Teaching the Declaration of Independence can be a challenge. This article presents a lesson plan based on an explication of the title and the first three lines of the Declaration intended to make the American founding era relevant to today's college students. Assuming civic education is a major goal of teaching American Government, assuming…
Descriptors: United States Government (Course), College Instruction, Political Science, Values
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Cherrette, Vivien L.; Hutcherson, Connor J.; Barnett, Jeremy L.; So, Monica C. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2018
Perovskite solar cells have garnered exponential research interest due to their facile fabrication, solution processability, and low cost. However, there have been limited efforts to integrate this class of materials into the undergraduate laboratory curriculum. Therefore, we designed an integrated laboratory experiment in our upper-division…
Descriptors: Laboratory Experiments, Learning Experience, Integrated Activities, Undergraduate Students
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Garland, Eva R.; Garland, Harry T. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2006
A summer course was developed with the goal of preparing girls to succeed in secondary school chemistry. Group work and mathematical, logical, and laboratory skills were stressed in the course, with minimal emphasis on memorization. Students who took the summer course ranked statistically higher during their first semester of high school chemistry…
Descriptors: Summer Schools, Chemistry, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Curriculum Framework and Textbook Development Unit. – 1992
This document builds on the foundation laid by the 1985 edition of the "Mathematics Framework for California Public Schools" to describe the structure and organization of instructional programs that address the goal of developing mathematical power for all students. An introduction discusses the nature of the proposed reform and the…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development
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Backer, Patricia Ryaby – Journal of Technology Studies, 2004
There has been considerable discussion in general educational publications about the value of instructional technology, in particular multimedia- or Web-based instruction. Much of the published work thus far has described various features of multimedia systems in an anecdotal manner rather than focusing on an evaluation of multimedia and its use…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Educational Technology, Multimedia Instruction, Science and Society
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Karukstis, Kerry K. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2003
The general chemistry course at Harvey Mudd College presents chemical principles and addresses technology's impact on society. Students consider environmental and economic implications of chemical scenarios in real-world case studies created for team-based analysis and discussion. Case study design, implementation, and assessment are presented.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Teaching Methods, Chemistry, Undergraduate Students
D'Emidio-Caston, Marianne – 1993
This paper describes a simulation activity, which was coupled with Confluent/Gestalt meta-processing, that was designed to address the affective component of a mathematics procedures class for preservice teachers. The activity consisted of an explanation and demonstration for teacher educators. It is argued that a reconstruction of disposition…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Attitude Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Gestalt Therapy
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. – 1987
This document has been written to relate to the "Mathematics Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten through Grade Twelve" published in 1985. Part 1 of the document provides a brief summary of important characteristics of a strong elementary mathematics program. Part 2 of the document presents a portrait of a desired…
Descriptors: Algebra, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Functions (Mathematics)
Vaille, John; Kushins, Harold – 1993
Many school districts around the nation are re-evaluating how they measure student performance in mathematics. Calls have been made for alternative, authentic assessment tools that go beyond simple, and widely ineffective, multiple-choice tests. This book examines how the Fizz & Martina math video series provides students with hands-on…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Alternative Assessment, Elementary Education, Mathematics Curriculum
Zachlod, Michelle, Ed. – 2001
California State Standard 7.7 is delineated in the following manner: "Students compare and contrast the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of the Meso-American and Andean civilizations." Seventh-grade students study the locations, landforms, and climates of Mexico and Central and South America and their…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Cultural Context, Curriculum Enrichment, Foreign Countries
Silver, Michael, Ed.; Zito, Michael, Ed. – Bridges, 2002., 2002
This document is comprised of the one issue in volume 7 of "Bridges," a publication produced by the California Head Start-State Collaboration Office to detail the activities of the educational partnership and to provide relevant information to programs participating in the partnership. The Summer 2002 issue focuses on several topics of…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Emergent Literacy
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Bureau of Publications. – 1989
This survey reflects new developments in the mathematics curriculum as emphasized in the curriculum frameworks and state-adopted textbooks. The first section describes the procedure for the development of the survey and the rationale for the topics and types of questions included on the mathematics portion of the test. The second section describes…
Descriptors: Grade 12, High Schools, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Achievement
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