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Cardella, Monica E. – Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, 2008

While many engineering educators have proposed changes to the way that mathematics is taught to engineers, the focus has often been on mathematical content knowledge. Work from the mathematics education community suggests that it may be beneficial to consider a broader notion of mathematics: mathematical thinking. Schoenfeld identifies five…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Engineering Education, Mathematics Instruction, Thinking Skills

Evans, Brian R. – Journal of the National Association for Alternative Certification, 2014

Mathematics and science education has increasingly become more important for students in our globally competitive society. New alternative certification teachers, particularly in mathematics and science, need to support student learning in these areas in order for the United States to stay globally competitive. This article presents some ideas…

Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Science Teachers

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

Tra, Yolande V.; Evans, Irene M. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2010

"BIO2010" put forth the goal of improving the mathematical educational background of biology students. The analysis and interpretation of microarray high-dimensional data can be very challenging and is best done by a statistician and a biologist working and teaching in a collaborative manner. We set up such a collaboration and designed a course on…

Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Computer Software, Biology, Interdisciplinary Approach

Klymchuk, Sergiy; Zverkova, Tatyana; Gruenwald, Norbert; Sauerbier, Gabriele – Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, 2008

This article presents the results of two studies on using an innovative pedagogical strategy in teaching mathematical modelling and applications to engineering students. Both studies are dealing with introducing non-traditional contexts for engineering students in teaching/learning of mathematical modelling and applications: environment and…

Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Ecology, Engineering Education, Foreign Countries

Jaworski, Barbara – Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, 2008

A mathematics module in the undergraduate programme for first year engineers aims to enable those with low mathematical qualifications to understand and use efficiently calculus and related topics. The teaching approach is designed to develop student's fluency, understanding and responsibility through creating an inquiry community, encouraging…

Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Calculus, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Study

Adams, Dennis; Hamm, Mary – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2008

This book builds on the social nature of learning to provide useful suggestions for reaching reluctant learners. It is based on the assumption that instruction that focuses on students' interests and builds on collaborative and differentiated learning will allow students to move from believing they "can't do mathematics or science" to a feeling of…

Descriptors: Middle Schools, Student Interests, Teaching Methods, Problem Solving

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

DePierro, Ed; Garafalo, Fred; Toomey, Rick – Journal of Chemical Education, 2008

This paper summarizes difficulties that chemistry students at all levels commonly exhibit when translating, manipulating, and interpreting mathematical expressions that contain logarithms, and offers approaches that the authors have found useful to help students overcome such difficulties. The online supplement provides problem sets created by the…

Descriptors: Advanced Students, Problem Sets, Chemistry, Equations (Mathematics)

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

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

Nemirovsky, Ricardo, Ed.; Rosebery, Ann S., Ed.; Solomon, Jesse, Ed.; Warren, Beth, Ed. – Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Bks), 2005

This book re-examines the dichotomy between the everyday and the disciplinary in mathematics and science education, and explores alternatives to this opposition from points of view grounded in the close examination of complex classroom events. It makes the case that students' everyday experience and knowledge in their entire manifold forms matter…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Science Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Instructional Design

Kraft, Thomas E. – Tech Directions, 2005

A person's first significant "hands-on" encounter with mechanical things during childhood often comes through use of a bicycle. Almost all of us have personal experience with this element of transportation technology. Educators can use the bicycle to address a variety of standards that involve tool use, mechanics, science, math, and the interplay…

Descriptors: Mechanics (Physics), Design, Transportation, Mathematics Instruction

National Academies Press, 2005

How do you get a fourth-grader excited about history? How do you even begin to persuade high school students that mathematical functions are relevant to their everyday lives? In this volume, practical questions that confront every classroom teacher are addressed using the latest exciting research on cognition, teaching, and learning. How Students…

Descriptors: Learning Processes, History Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction

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