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Moreira Rocha, Aurora Maria; Coutinho, Clara Pereira – Online Submission, 2011
In this article, we present an experiment carried out in an 11th grade class in the curricular subject of DG (descriptive geometry). In a context where failure is more in the national exam, as well as in the discipline's attendance, the main objectives that motivated the implementation of this educational experience, were, on the one hand, to…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Multimedia Materials, Foreign Countries
Wairia, Dennis; Pinder, Patrice Juliet – Online Submission, 2008
This activity discusses a unit exercise in which a physics practical was implemented during a laboratory session. The lab practical design was centered on Newton's Second Law. The practical was implemented in a high school setting. Further, through the administration of both a pre and post test we were able to assess the effectiveness of the lab…
Descriptors: Physics, Misconceptions, High School Students, Urban Education
Ebenezer, Jazlin; Kaya, Osman Nafiz – Online Submission, 2007
This initial study focused on high school students' experiences about their understanding of, and abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, two foci emphasized by the National Science Education Standards in the strand on "science as inquiry". The research method consisted of Likert-scale survey with space provided for students' comments about…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Science Education, High School Students, Student Experience
Radford, Luis; Demers, Serge; Guzman, Jose; Cerulli, Michele – International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2003
In this paper we report an analysis of a teaching sequence in which Grade 11 students were asked to produce some graphs corresponding to the relationship between time and distance of a cylinder moving up and down an inclined plane. The students were also asked to carry out the experience using a TI 83+ graphic calculator equipped with a sensor,…
Descriptors: Graphs, Calculators, Grade 11, Mathematics Instruction