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Raje, Sonali; Krach, Michael; Kaplan, Gail – Mathematics Teacher, 2013
Concepts in mathematics are often universally applicable to other fields. A critical aspect for success in high school or college is the ability to transfer content knowledge from one discipline to another. This is especially true for material learned in the sciences and mathematics. Several studies have suggested that strong mathematical skills…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Problem Solving
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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
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Bendall, Sophie; Birdsall-Wilson, Max; Jenkins, Rhodri; Chew, Y. M. John; Chuck, Christopher J. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
Chemical engineering is rarely encountered before higher-level education in the U.S. or in Europe, leaving prospective students unaware of what an applied chemistry or chemical engineering degree entails. In this lab experiment, we report the implementation of a three-day course to showcase chemical engineering principles for 16-17 year olds…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemical Engineering, Science Laboratories, Laboratory Experiments
Subramaniam, Selva Ranee; Cheong, Loh Sau – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2008
This study sought to explore the emotional intelligence of Form One mathematics and science teachers. The emotional intelligence of the teachers was determined using the Emotional Intelligence for Mathematics and Science Teachers (EIMST) survey instrument. It was adapted and adopted from related instruments and then pilot tested for validity and…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Teaching Methods, Science Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Ramatlapana, Kim Agatha – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2009
Teaching is a field that is dynamic, with innovations necessitating upgrading of skills and education of teachers for the successful implementation of reforms. The behaviour and attitudes of teachers towards teaching and learning and their knowledge banks are the result of the impact of in-service training. This study investigated the perceptions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Professional Development
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Garland, Eva R.; Garland, Harry T. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2006
A summer course was developed with the goal of preparing girls to succeed in secondary school chemistry. Group work and mathematical, logical, and laboratory skills were stressed in the course, with minimal emphasis on memorization. Students who took the summer course ranked statistically higher during their first semester of high school chemistry…
Descriptors: Summer Schools, Chemistry, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction
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Dempsey, Nan – Journal of Staff Development, 2007
In 2003, the Mathematics and Science Unit of the South Carolina Department of Education developed the Mathematics and Science Coaching Initiative. The model--one coach, one school, one content area--requires participating schools to commit to a three-year partnership. The three-year commitment ensures sufficient time for coaching to become an…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Science Education, School Schedules, Time Management
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Celestino, Teresa; Marchetti, Fabio – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
Educating future scientists and citizens is more effective if students are guided to correctly apply what they learned in school to their daily lives. This experience-based work is focused on the study of a well-known commercial product: cat litter. This material offers different starting points for a critical examination. Questions related to…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Chemistry, High School Students, Science Instruction
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Adamson, Scott L.; Banks, Debra; Burtch, Mark; Cox, Frank, III; Judson, Eugene; Turley, Jeffery B.; Benford, Russell; Lawson, Anton E. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2003
The Arizona Collaborative for Excellence in the Preparation of Teachers (ACEPT) Program is one of several reform efforts supported by the National Science Foundation. The primary ACEPT reform mechanism has been month-long summer workshops in which university and community college science and mathematics faculty learn about instructional reforms…
Descriptors: Workshops, Teaching Methods, Scientific Principles, Biology
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Ryan, Sheila; Herrington, Deborah G. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2014
Understanding what happens at the particulate level when ionic compounds dissolve in water is difficult for many students, yet this understanding is critical in explaining many macroscopic observations. This article describes a student-centered activity designed to help strengthen students' conceptual understanding of this process at the…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Activities, Science Instruction, Magnets
Kijkuakul, Sirinapa; Yutakom, Naruemon; Roadrangka, Vantipa – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2008
This study examined a Thai biology teacher's creative tensions when she was challenged to adopt a new teaching approach to photosynthesis with her class. The teacher was purposively selected on her need of professional growth. Data from observations and interviews documented the tensions. The data indicated that the biology teacher experienced…
Descriptors: Botany, Biology, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction
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Mellado, Vicente; Bermejo, Maria Luisa; Blanco, Lorenzo J.; Ruiz, Constantino – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2008
We describe research carried out with a prospective secondary biology teacher, whom we shall call Miguel. The teacher's conceptions of the nature of science and of learning and teaching science were analyzed and compared with his classroom practice when teaching science lessons. The data gathering procedures were interviews analyzed by means of…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Student Behavior, Scientific Principles, Biology
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Taber, Keith S.; Bricheno, Pat – International Journal of Science Education, 2009
The present paper discusses the conceptual demands of an apparently straightforward task set to secondary-level students--completing chemical word equations with a single omitted term. Chemical equations are of considerable importance in chemistry, and school students are expected to learn to be able to write and interpret them. However, it is…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Equations (Mathematics), Word Problems (Mathematics), Secondary School Students
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Kipnis, Mira; Hofstein, Avi – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2008
The study described in this article is based on a long-term comprehensive series of investigations that were conducted in the context of teaching high school chemistry in the laboratory using inquiry-type experiments. The students that study chemistry according to this program are involved in an inquiry process that included all the inquiry skills…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Laboratories, Metacognition, Science Instruction