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Yarema, Connie H.; Hendricks, T. David – MathAMATYC Educator, 2010
Recommendations and standards from various stakeholders in the mathematical preparation of teachers, such as "The Mathematical Education of Teachers" ( and "Beyond Crossroads" (, call for courses that emphasize connections within topics in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematical Formulas, Geometric Concepts
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Keller, Charles; Hendrix, Tonya; Xu, Na; Porter-Morgan, Holly; Brashears, Allie – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2018
A variety of factors contribute to attrition in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education at the community college level including underpreparedness, lack of confidence, and broader socioeconomic issues. This work describes our efforts to improve student learning and overall success in a community college General Biology I…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Academic Achievement, Laboratory Equipment, Intervention
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Vega, Emiliano; Hicks, Shawn – Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 2008
In this article we recount our experiences with a series of encounters with the catwalk task and reflect on the professional growth that these opportunities afforded. First, we individually reflect on our own mathematical work on the catwalk task. Second, we reflect on our experiences working with a group of community college students on the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Professional Development, Reflective Teaching, Community Colleges
Barnett, Lynn, Ed.; San Felice, Faith, Ed. – American Association of Community Colleges (NJ3), 2006
This report is the result of a national conference convened in December 2005 by the American Association of Community Colleges in partnership with the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) and supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). This event, the Teaching by Choice Leadership Summit on Community College…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Science Education, Technology Education
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Donovan, John E., II – AMATYC Review, 2008
To achieve the vision of mathematics set forth in "Crossroads" ("AMATYC," 1995), students must experience mathematics as a sensemaking endeavor that informs their world. Embedding the study of mathematics into the real world is a challenge, particularly because it was not the way that many of us learned mathematics in the first place. This article…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Calculus, Relevance (Education), Teaching Methods
Inverness Research, 2009
The digital age has transformed how work is done in science, health care, the law, journalism, international relations, education, environmental conservation, agriculture, and engineering. To prepare students to thrive in today's society, teachers need to know more about how technologies are used in disciplines and workplaces, and--most…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Professional Development
Gottlieb, Karla, Ed.; Robinson, Gail, Ed. – Community College Press (NJ1), 2006
This curriculum guide is intended to provide practical, easy-to-use applications for the widest range of faculty who would like to develop their students' citizenship skills by integrating civic responsibility concepts and practices into their college courses. The authors recognize that community college faculty teach courses that reflect varying…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Citizenship, Community Colleges, Social Sciences
Indiana Department of Education, 2004
To ensure all students have every opportunity to succeed, Indiana adopted world-class academic standards in English-language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies and an assessment system to measure student progress. These standards clearly outline what students should know and be able to do in each subject, at each grade level. This…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Achievement
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Bunch, John M. – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2009
This paper presents a goal-based scenario approach to teaching introductory database concepts to undergraduates using two different scaffolding methods. One method, termed "worked-out examples," attempts to reduce extraneous cognitive load by requiring students to complete increasingly complex missing parts of worked out examples. The other…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Undergraduate Students, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)