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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
House, Peggy A., Ed. – 1990
The School Science and Mathematics Association seeks to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics and science and to promote the integration and interrelationships among these disciplines. This monograph presents 20 articles that have appeared in the association's journal, "School Science and Mathematics," between the years of 1905 and 1988…
Descriptors: Algebra, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
Berlin, Donna F., Comp. – 1995
This document is a compilation of lesson plans designed to teach math/science concepts that have appeared in the journal "School Science and Mathematics". The activities combine important mathematics and science fundamentals in a single lesson and have been tested by classroom teachers. The lesson plans include concepts, objectives, rationale,…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Hands on Science, Integrated Curriculum
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Moyer-Packenham, Patricia S.; Bolyard, Johnna J.; Oh, Hana; Kridler, Patricia; Salkind, Gwenanne – Journal of Educational Research & Policy Studies, 2006
Growing awareness of the importance of teacher quality in mathematics and science has stimulated a variety of national reports and funded initiatives for the purpose of improving teaching and learning in K-12 schools. This study examined the work of awardees in one federally-funded program that included a focus on increasing the number, quality,…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Characteristics, Elementary Secondary Education, Secondary School Teachers
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Marshall, Jeff C.; Horton, Robert; Igo, Brent L.; Switzer, Deborah M. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2009
A survey instrument was developed and administered to 1,222 K-12 mathematics and science teachers to measure their beliefs about and use of inquiry in the classroom. Four variables (grade level taught, content area taught, level of support received, and self-efficacy for teaching inquiry) were significantly correlated to two dependent variables,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Time Factors (Learning), Science Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
Pacific Region Educational Lab., Honolulu, HI. – 1995
Based on research and the work of groups engaged in mathematics and science education reform, this document describes the teaching, assessment, and professional development necessary for practitioners in the Pacific region to bring about mathematical and scientific literacy by improving the interaction among students, teachers, and content. The…
Descriptors: Course Content, Cultural Influences, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education
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New Horizons, 1994
This document consists of the three separately-published annual issues of the Hong Kong Teachers' Association Journal of Education, "New Horizons," for the years 1992, 1993, and 1994. Issues contain articles on a variety of topics at all levels of education. Some articles are in English, some in Chinese. Topics include: compulsory…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Business Administration, Business Administration Education, Career Development
Russell, Don W., Ed. – 1984
The collection of instructional plans is designed to offer samples of strategies and ideas to teachers involved with gifted students. Approximately 30 plans are presented for the following areas (sample subtopics in science (atomic fusion), social studies (mores and folkways), mathematics (spatial relations), health and physiology, philosophy, and…
Descriptors: Career Exploration, Creative Development, Creativity, Elementary Secondary Education
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Marshall, Jeff C.; Horton, Bob; Smart, Julie – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2009
After decades of research endorsing inquiry-based learning, at best only moderate success has been noted in creating effective systemic implementation in K-12 classrooms. Thus, teachers need to be better equipped in how to bring this transformation to their own classrooms. Changing beliefs and overcoming external obstacles encourages the use of…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Formative Evaluation, Inquiry, Instructional Improvement
Disinger, John F.; Lisowski, Marylin – 1986
Developed to highlight the interrelationships between and among science, technology, society, and the environment, this guide offers educators ideas and activities, and identifies resources for instruction at the elementary and secondary school level. Introductory comments explain and support the role and importance of environmental education in…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
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Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1987
Abstracts of seven selected papers from the 7th Annual Microcomputers in Education Conference are presented. Papers are included on microcomputer-based labs, teaching science with robots, microcomputer software, problem solving, computer integrated math activities, and computer assisted mathematics. (RH)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Courseware
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Day, Roger P., Comp. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1987
Provided is an annotated bibliography on spreadsheets and the use of spreadsheets for science and mathematics. Each reference includes the following information: (1) author; (2) title of article or publication; (3) date; and (4) abstract. (RH)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Gjertsen, Margaret; Risley, John S. – The Physics Teacher, 1987
This document was developed to help teachers locate computer software to enhance the teaching of traditional physics at all educational levels. It contains a table listing approximately 900 packages. The table is organized by type of computer (Apple II, Atari, Commodore, IBM PC, Macintosh, and TRS-80) and is alphabetized first by publisher and…
Descriptors: Astronomy, College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education
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Mayer, Victor J.; Fortner, Rosanne – School Science and Mathematics, 1986
Stamps were used in a study which assumed that the frequency with which topics (in this case the water environment and its characteristics) were depicted on stamps would be a reflection of the interest that society as a whole held for that topic. Implications for science teaching are addressed. (JN)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Marine Education
Dayton, Rebecca; Edwards, Carrie; Sisler, Michelle – 2000
This packet contains a unit on teaching about volcanoes. The following question is addressed: How do volcanoes affect human life? The unit covers approximately three weeks of instruction and strives to present volcanoes in an holistic form. The five subject areas of art, language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies are integrated into…
Descriptors: Art, Earth Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
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