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Lin, Cheng-Yao – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2008

This study sought to examine preservice teachers' beliefs about their intent to use educational technology in mathematics classrooms. Also, web-based instruction on topics in elementary school mathematics was used to foster teachers' confidence and competence in using instructional technology, thereby promoting positive attitudes toward use of…

Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Mathematics, Web Based Instruction, Educational Technology

Hardy, Michael – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2008

This article describes the impact that the Technology in Mathematics Education (TIME) Project had on participating middle level and secondary mathematics teachers' preparedness to teach through technology. Results indicate that the TIME Project positively impacted participants' perceptions of their knowledge of technological resources and methods…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers, Teaching Methods, Computer Uses in Education

Ocak, Mehmet – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2008

This correlational study examined the relationship between gender and the students' attitude and prior knowledge of using one of the mathematical software programs (MATLAB). Participants were selected from one community college, one state university and one private college. Students were volunteers from three Calculus I classrooms (one class from…

Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Prior Learning, Gender Differences, Calculus

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Bar-On, Ehud; Avital, Shmuel – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1984

Presents background information and the listing for a LOGO computer program which investigates an ancient mathematical riddle (related to the square root of seventeen). The simulation, written for Apple II microcomputers, can be easily adapted to other microcomputers. (JN)

Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Computer Software, Geometric Concepts, History

Chamblee, Gregory E.; Slough, Scott W.; Wunsch, Gaye – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2008

This article discusses the impact of a year long professional development on high school mathematics teachers' concerns regarding the implementation of graphing calculators in their classrooms. Teachers' concerns were assessed at the beginning and end of the yearlong professional development using the Concerns Based Adoption Model Stages of…

Descriptors: Graphing Calculators, Mathematics Teachers, High Schools, Faculty Development

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Cowles, Mary Jane – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1988

Presents an example of a proof to the mathematical problem of the sum of the cubes of the digits. Provides a Pascal program to search for these results. (MVL)

Descriptors: College Mathematics, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Mathematical Applications

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Vest, Floyd; Griffith, Reynolds – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1989

This article presents 12 examples of the use of a calculator in the algebra class. The calculator codes and the mathematical formulas of the examples are presented in the appendix. (Author/YP)

Descriptors: Algebra, Calculators, Computation, Mathematical Applications

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Dugdale, Sharon; And Others – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1992

Describes and illustrates the Monomial Sums Approach, a graphical learning strategy, facilitated by microcomputer capabilities that allow easy manipulation and exploration of graphical representations of polynomial functions. Reduces emphasis on memorized rules in favor of qualitative understanding of functional behavior, visualization of…

Descriptors: Algebra, Cognitive Development, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics

Using a Database to Aid in Learning the Meanings and Purposes of Mathematical Notations and Symbols.

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Fagan, Patsy J.; Thompson, Ann D. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1989

Discusses a classroom project for teaching conceptual meanings and functional purposes of the notations and symbols of mathematics. Describes the background of the approach based on Piaget's theory: concrete level, symbolic level, and abstract level. Lists 14 references and 4 suggested readings. (YP)

Descriptors: Databases, Mathematical Enrichment, Mathematical Vocabulary, Mathematics

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Thomas, David A. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1992

Discusses the use of computer visualization to motivate and support mathematical dialogues. Describes the "Scientific Visualization Software Suite," a set of public domain visualization tools from the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. (Author/MDH)

Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Reviews, Courseware, Discovery Learning

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Terry, Ronald J. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1991

Undergraduate students in the physical sciences can benefit from widespread availability of microcomputers and their link with numerical methods. Presented are examples of evaluating various transcendental mathematical functions, using numerical methods that emphasize the development of critical thinking skills and practical numerical techniques…

Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Critical Thinking, Estimation (Mathematics), Functions (Mathematics)

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Walton, Karen D.; Walton, Zachary D. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1992

Examines the use of the computer to approximate the value of the definite integral normally calculated by mathematical means. Presents four examples using BASIC programs to approximate single and double integrals by numerical integration and the Monte Carlo method. Programs are provided. (MDH)

Descriptors: Area, Calculus, Computer Uses in Education, Estimation (Mathematics)

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Danesh, Iraj – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1989

Describes the deterministic simulation (a given input always leads to the same output) and probabilistic simulation (new states are subject to predefined laws of chance). Provides examples of the application of the two simulations with mathematical expressions and PASCAL program. Lists seven references. (YP)

Descriptors: College Science, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Simulation, Computers

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Guinan, Tricia; Stephens, Larry – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1988

Considers three questions regarding computer science courses: (1) Can performance be predicted?; (2) Does a solid mathematical background provide the student with an advantage?; and (3) Is gender a factor in performance or aptitude? Reports a strong math background was related to achievement in a beginning course while gender was not related. (MVL)

Descriptors: Achievement, Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Computer Uses in Education

Utilizing the Spreadsheet and Charting Capabilities of Microsoft Works in the Mathematics Classroom.

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Wood, Judith Body – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1990

Presented are ideas for the utilization of Microsoft Works in the secondary mathematics classroom. The spreadsheet and graphing capabilities of this software package are demonstrated for several topics including the concept of slope for first year algebra, and creating and interpreting graphs for a general mathematics class. (Author/CW)

Descriptors: Algebra, Computation, Computer Graphics, Computer Uses in Education