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Myers, Roy E.; Schneider, David I. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1987

Details the features of BASIC used in mathematics programming and provides the information needed to translate between the Apple II and IBM PC computers. Discusses inputing a user-defined function, setting scroll windows, displaying subscripts and exponents, variable names, mathematical characters and special symbols. (TW)

Descriptors: College Science, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Science, Higher Education

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Ecker, Michael W. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1989

Describes mathematical problems which occur when using the computer as a calculator. Considers errors in BASIC calculation and the order of mathematical operations. Identifies errors in spreadsheet and calculator programs. Comments on sorting programs and provides a source for Mathemagical Black Holes. (MVL)

Descriptors: Calculators, College Mathematics, Computation, Computer Graphics

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Gamble, Andy – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1982

Discusses a short computer program used in teaching the random (RND) function in the BASIC programming language. Focuses on the mathematical concepts involved in the program related to elementary probability. (JN)

Descriptors: College Mathematics, Computer Programs, Computer Science Education, High Schools

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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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Thomas, William E. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1983

Discusses four phases in the development of a simulation. These include a definition of the simulated universe (including parameters and boundary conditions), mathematical description of the mode, and programing and testing the simulation. Also discusses the development of a physics simulation, focusing on each of the four phases. (JN)

Descriptors: College Science, Computer Programs, High Schools, Higher Education

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Clarke, Valerie A. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1986

Measured girls' (N=43) attitudes toward mathematics and general ability before and after a Logo learning experience. Results suggest that the Logo experience had a positive effect on general ability and on expressed interest in learning about mathematics. (JN)

Descriptors: Academic Ability, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Females

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MacGregor, S. Kim – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1989

Investigated was the effect of programing-augmented mathematics classes on the math achievement, problem solving abilities, and attitudes of students with different cognitive styles. Reports BASIC programing groups demonstrated higher mathematics achievement than the LOGO group, and field independent students performed better and had more positive…

Descriptors: Attitude Change, Cognitive Processes, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Science

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Clarke, Valerie A.; Chambers, Susan M. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1987

Describes how Logo has been used to introduce primary children to mathematical concepts often considered to be too difficult for them. Outlines how Logo has been used to introduce the estimation of distance, the estimation of angles, symmetry, rules of precedence, the concepts of random, and the use of variables. (TW)

Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Courseware, Distance

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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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Pizarro, Antonio – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1988

Explains the use of the 3-dimensional analytic geometry method to find values for a field geology problem. Gives a description of the mathematical theory for this method which can be applied to data obtained by drilling as well as open surfaces, and a computer program. (RT)

Descriptors: Algorithms, Analytic Geometry, College Science, Computation

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Thompson, H. Bradford – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1988

Provides a method to use superscripts and subscripts on the screen by using graphics screen modes. Gives two methods and provides a listing of a sample BASIC program. (MVL)

Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programing), Chemistry, Computer Graphics, Computer Oriented Programs

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Morris, J. Richard; Bass, Barbara D. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1989

Describes a summer graduate level course at Virginia Commonwealth University for mathematics teachers. Notes that the purpose of the course was to allow the teachers access to software usable in their classrooms, and to have teachers program in BASIC and use word processing programs. (MVL)

Descriptors: College Science, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Science Education, Computer Software

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Smith, Richard L. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1986

Annotates reference material on artificial intelligence, mostly at an introductory level, with applications to education and learning. Topics include: (1) programing languages; (2) expert systems; (3) language instruction; (4) tutoring systems; and (5) problem solving and reasoning. (JM)

Descriptors: Abstracts, Annotated Bibliographies, Artificial Intelligence, College Science

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Baird, William E. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1986

Presented are abstracts from volume two of the World Conference on Computers in Education, 1985. Four topics are: (1) cognitive and visual style; (2) computer graphics and descriptive geometry; (3) LOGO and educational research; and (4) algorithms, programing, and computer literacy. (JM)

Descriptors: Abstracts, Annotated Bibliographies, Cognitive Style, College Science