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San Francisco State Univ., CA. – 1981
This document is the fifth of seven units developed by the Math Network Curriculum Project. Each unit, designed to be a 2-week module, is a teacher's guide which includes detailed directions along with the courseware and software needed. Teacher intervention in the non-computer activities that begin each unit is required, and the consistent use of…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Data Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Graphs
O'Dowd, Kathy; Franz, Marianne – Instructor, 1991
Two elementary teachers present plans, procedures, and activities used in organizing a two-day, schoolwide estimation and measurement fair. This event inspired enthusiasm for math by offering 40 indoor and outdoor activities concentrating on estimation in capacity, length, area, duration, and weight. (SM)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Estimation (Mathematics), Exhibits
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Anderson, Owen T.; Greenwood, Stephen R. – American Journal of Physics, 1974
An analog computer program to find and display the Fourier transform of some real, even functions is described. Oscilloscope traces are shown for Fourier transforms of a rectangular pulse, a Gaussian, a cosine wave, and a delayed narrow pulse. Instructional uses of the program are discussed briefly. (DT)
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computers, Instruction
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Michaels, James W. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 1978
To merge the reinforcement and competition approaches and to test the relative efficacy of reward structures, group vs individual rewarding was paired with three amounts of monetary reward for performance. The math performance of college females was consistent with the differential rewarding hypotheses, whereas males were consistent with a…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Competition, Higher Education, Motivation
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Smith, Deborah Deutsch; Lovitt, Thomas C. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 1976
Investigated were the effects of reinforcement contingencies in two different arithmetic situations--acquisition and proficiency with seven 8-11 year-old learning disabled boys. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Elementary Education, Exceptional Child Research, Intervention
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Coll, Joan H.; And Others – Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 1993
Discussion of the design of computer menus focuses on two experiments that examined task time across several orderings of menu lists. Findings are described that demonstrated that good physical layout in screen design is not sufficient without good conceptual layout. The size of menu lists for maximizing efficiency is considered. (Contains 17…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Computer Assisted Instruction, Design Requirements, Efficiency
Cheng, Chuah Chong; Seng, Chin Pin – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 1985
Discusses philosophy, aims and objectives, and structure of the Matriculation Science Curriculum of the University Sains Malaysia. Includes comments on instructional strategies, individualized learning, programmed instruction, systems approach to computer-assisted instruction (CAI) implementation, CAI authoring system, and various program…
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Higher Education, Program Descriptions
Sapianchai, Nida – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 1979
This paper was presented at the Southeast Asian Workshop on new trends in the selection of content for chemistry curricula. The chemistry curriculum project developed by the Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology (IPST) of Thailand was discussed. (HM)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Cognitive Development, Conceptual Schemes, Conference Reports
Falmagne, Rachel Joffe; And Others – 1981
This document focuses on a series of studies that viewed aspects of conditional reasoning. The investigations were concerned with the processes children use to acquire patterns of deductive inference and logical relationships pertaining to propositional reasoning. The first experiment, involving 96 children each in grades 2 and 5, investigated the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Brown, Stefan M.; McNamara, Kevin T. – Journal of the Community Development Society, 1994
Input output analysis was used to examine the effects of Purdue University's instructional programs as well as the spending of students in residence. Results indicate that Purdue stimulates millions in income and output growth for both the local and state economies. (SK)
Descriptors: College Role, Economic Development, Economic Impact, Higher Education
Villavicencio, Rosalina R.; Tayko, Perla Rizalina M. – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 1981
Investigated relationship of teachers' cognitive levels and cognitive level demand of textbooks in relation to students capability to learn biology. Based on findings, teaching units were designed to help science teachers acquire skills, use innovative formats of instruction for abstract topics, and develop logical thinking skills through biology…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Biology, Curriculum Development, Developmental Stages
Lynch, P. P.; And Others – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 1984
Explores the extent to which key concept words are accurately identified by secondary school students. Research results on concept definition recognition from student groups in English-speaking Tasmania and Hindi-speaking India are compared. Linguistic hypothesis are presented and analyzed. (ML)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Concept Formation, Fundamental Concepts, Language
Wilson, Audrey – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 1992
Reports a study to compare the performance of Australian university students on chemistry questions delivered in two different formats: multiple choice and grid. Concluded that students encounter more difficulties with questions presented in the grid format and that grid questions demand a deeper understanding of the topic. (MDH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Chemistry, Cognitive Processes, Foreign Countries
Brown, Sally – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 1978
Discusses some of the ways in which interviews, questionnaires and classroom observation may be used to explore the extent to which curricular innovations are being implemented in schools. The focus is on exploring the problems of implementation of the Scottish Integrated Science Scheme used in Scotland. (HM)
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Curriculum Problems, Educational Development, Educational Innovation
Acuna, Jasmin Espiitu – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 1982
Summarizes four stages in the development of causality obtained from interviews with Filipino children (N=1,228), reporting how they responded to questions and effect of grade/age levels on their characteristic responses. Includes a fifth stage, a logical analysis of what would be required of an adolescent trying to understand the sciences.…
Descriptors: Age, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation
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