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Hilton, Annette; Hilton, Geoff – Teaching Science, 2016
In many scientific contexts, students need to be able to use mathematical knowledge in order to engage in scientific reasoning and problem-solving, and their understanding of scientific concepts relies heavily on their ability to understand and use mathematics in often new or unfamiliar contexts. Not only do science students need high levels of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Mathematical Concepts, Problem Solving
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Razzouk, Rabieh; Dyehouse, Melissa; Santone, Adam; Carr, Ronald – Science Teacher, 2014
Teachers typically teach subjects separately, but integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) curriculums that focus on real-world practices are gaining momentum (NAE and NRC 2009). Before release of the "Next Generation of Science Standards" ("NGSS") (NGSS Lead States 2013), 36 states already had a…
Descriptors: Plants (Botany), Pollution, Science Instruction, Standards
Kotsopoulos, Donna – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 2007
The author's secondary school mathematics students have often reported to her that quadratic relations are one of the most conceptually challenging aspects of the high school curriculum. From her own classroom experiences there seemed to be several aspects to the students' challenges. Many students, even in their early secondary education, have…
Descriptors: Semantics, Secondary School Mathematics, Memory, Multiplication
Steel, Wayne – Mathematics Teaching Incorporating Micromath, 2008
General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) mathematics assessment previously included a piece of coursework that required learners to develop a general equation to describe the relationship between two groups of numbers on a number grid. In this author's experience, it became clear that Year 10 students often struggled to form a link…
Descriptors: Mathematics Activities, Arithmetic, Algebra, Mathematics Instruction
Metz, Steve, Ed. – National Science Teachers Association (NJ3), 2011
The concept of energy is central to all the science disciplines, seamlessly connecting science, technology, and mathematics. For high school and upper middle school teachers, this compendium comprises inquiry-based activities, lesson plans, and case studies designed to help teach increased awareness of energy, environmental concepts, and the…
Descriptors: Energy Education, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Grade 9
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Pierce, Robyn; Stacey, Kaye – Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, 2009
Taking advantage of pedagogical opportunities afforded by new technology requires appropriately designed lessons. This article reports on the use of "lesson study" to research principles for the design of a lesson aiming to take advantage of multiple representations. The lesson, for year 10 students who had personal access to TI-Nspire, focused on…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Handheld Devices, Graphing Calculators
Boz, Burçak; Erbilgin, Evrim – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 2015
When teaching transformations of functions, teachers typically have students vary the coefficients of equations and examine the resulting changes in the graph. This approach, however, may lead students to memorise rules related to transformations. Students need opportunities to think deeply about transformations beyond superficial observations…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology