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Petrosino, Anthony J.; Mann, Michele J. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2018
Although data modeling, the employment of statistical reasoning for the purpose of investigating questions about the world, is central to both mathematics and science, it is rarely emphasized in K-16 instruction. The current work focuses on developing thinking about data modeling with undergraduates in general and preservice teachers in…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Preservice Teachers, Mathematical Models, Data
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Potterfield, April; Majerus, Mary – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2008
Both the National Science Education Standards (NSES) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) recommend appropriately incorporating mathematics into other disciplines (NRC 1996; NRC 2003; NCTM 2000). With this in mind, an interdisciplinary, inquiry-based project was undertaken to incorporate mathematical analysis of data into a…
Descriptors: Cognitive Objectives, Physiology, Mathematics Instruction, Statistics
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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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Forbes, Cory T.; Brozovic, Nicholas; Franz, Trenton E.; Lally, Diane E.; Petitt, Destini N. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2018
The most challenging global problems of our age involve coupled human--environmental systems within the Food-Energy-Water Nexus. The undergraduate students currently in our classrooms will be tomorrow's global citizens, each of whom must be prepared to understand and reason about these challenges and ultimately make decisions about them in a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Water, Literacy, Decision Making
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Boda, Phillip; Weiser, Gary – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2018
Success for students majoring in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) within undergraduate chemistry courses is crucial for retention in science degree programs, especially for students perceived as lacking content knowledge and skills. This study leveraged blended learning structures in a remedial chemistry course combined…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, STEM Education, Majors (Students), Process Education
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Hamed, Kastro – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2008
To address the confusion resulting from difficulties with proportional reasoning among preservice physical science students, a cube-assembly activity was used to bring a sense of concreteness to abstract ideas. The activity took students from the concrete step of assembling cubes of various sizes and directly measuring their properties to slightly…
Descriptors: Physical Sciences, Scientific Concepts, Mathematical Concepts, Science Activities
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Husch, Lawrence S. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Describes a program that involved classroom instruction in advanced mathematics, a visit to the Mathematical Sciences section of Oak Ridge Laboratory, talks by faculty members on their interests, work with mentors on student research activities, and various recreational activities. Includes a list of projects and students participating. (RT)
Descriptors: College Science, Experiential Learning, Mathematicians, Mathematics Education
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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
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Rhoton, Jack – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1993
Discusses the current and future roles of two-year colleges in science, mathematics, and engineering education. (PR)
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, College Science, Earth Science
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Markham, Claire A.; McKone, Harold T. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1993
Describes the set up, organization, structure, and evaluation of an interdisciplinary course on science, technology, and needs of society. (PR)
Descriptors: College Science, Course Descriptions, Educational Technology, Higher Education
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Journal of College Science Teaching, 1989
Summarizes the way in which the nation is preparing scientists and engineers to meet the needs of industry and society. States that by offering special science and mathematics enrichment programs and providing good enthusiastic teaching, young people can be recruited to the sciences. (RT)
Descriptors: Appropriate Technology, College Science, Educational Needs, Engineering
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Caprio, M. W. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1994
Comments on the Society for College Science Teachers position paper on introductory college-level science courses and encourages two-year college science faculty to respond. (PR)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Science, Introductory Courses, Position Papers
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Jain, Duli C.; And Others – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
Computer-assisted-instruction software was developed to supplement the conventional lecture-laboratory mode of instruction with another instructional aid for learning science in an individualized, nonthreatening environment. This development project was designed to teach physical concepts, mathematical techniques, and problem solving strategies.…
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Computer Software
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Moore, John A. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
Science as a Way of Knowing is a project being developed by the American Society of Zoologists' education committee. The project, co-sponsored by several professional organizations, seeks to increase the effectiveness of college-level biology. A report on the project's goals, symposia, publications, reprints, and sponsorship needs is presented.…
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality
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Thompson, W. J. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
Describes a course (Introduction to Numerical Techniques of Physics) which can be adapted to such courses as applied mathematics, numerical analysis, mechanical or electrical engineering, chemistry, and biomathematics. Course goals (including emphasis on the distinction between computing, programming and coding) and instructional strategies are…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, College Science, Computer Science Education, Course Descriptions
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