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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
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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
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Thomas, Ashleigh L. P. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
This paper presents gradual implementation of active learning approaches in an organic chemistry classroom based on student feedback and strategies for getting students on-board with this new approach. Active learning techniques discussed include videos, online quizzes, reading assignments, and classroom activities. Preliminary findings indicate a…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, College Science
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Strimel, Greg – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2014
Students are seldom given an authentic experience within school that allows them the opportunity to solve real-life complex engineering design problems that have meaning to their lives and/ or the greater society. They are often confined to learning environments that are limited by the restrictions set by course content for assessment purposes and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Problem Based Learning, Engineering Education, Design
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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
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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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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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Robic, Srebrenka – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2010
To fully understand the roles proteins play in cellular processes, students need to grasp complex ideas about protein structure, folding, and stability. Our current understanding of these topics is based on mathematical models and experimental data. However, protein structure, folding, and stability are often introduced as descriptive, qualitative…
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Thermodynamics, Misconceptions, Teaching Methods
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
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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)
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Akerson, Valarie L.; Townsend, J. Scott; Donnelly, Lisa A.; Hanson, Deborah L.; Tira, Praweena; White, Orvil – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2009
This paper summarizes the findings from a K-6 professional development program that emphasized scientific inquiry and nature of science within the theme of scientific modeling. During the 2-week summer workshop and follow up school year workshops, the instruction modeled a 5-E learning cycle approach. Pre and posttesting measured teachers' views…
Descriptors: Definitions, Scientific Principles, Learning Processes, Elementary School Teachers
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Bell, ClareValerie; Odom, ArthurLouis – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2013
In three semiguided inquiry lessons on population biology, students use models and simulations to examine population trends and make projections. They are guided to create and evaluate data and to use algebraic and geometric representations to examine biotic and logistic growth models as part of examining human population growth. As they recognize…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Simulation, Population Growth, Biology
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Capizzo, M. C.; Sperandeo-Mineo, R. M.; Zarcone, M. – European Journal of Physics, 2008
We present a pedagogic approach aimed at modelling electric conduction in semiconductors in order to describe and explain some macroscopic properties, such as the characteristic behaviour of resistance as a function of temperature. A simple model of the band structure is adopted for the generation of electron-hole pairs as well as for the carrier…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Laboratory Equipment, Science Experiments
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
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