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Borba, Marcelo C.; Confrey, Jere – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1996
Reports on a case study of a 16-year-old student working on transformations of functions in a computer-based, multirepresentational environment. Presents an analysis of the work during the transition from the use of visualization and analysis of discrete points to the use of algebraic symbolism. (AIM)
Descriptors: Algebra, Computer Assisted Instruction, Functions (Mathematics), Graphs
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Winterridge, D. J., Ed. – Mathematics in School, 1980
Two responses to a prior report on significant figures and a discussion on outlining conventions for the accuracy of answers are included in this document. A clarification of the supposed error in the original report is noted at the beginning. (MP)
Descriptors: Calculators, College Mathematics, Decimal Fractions, Higher Education
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Eggenberger, Sandra K.; Huntley, Mary I. – Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 1999
In 1993, 417 health care providers, employees, and consumers generated visions for a healthy future by responding to 6 scenarios. In 1998, participants reflected on which outcomes were realized in their community. The process resulted in interdisciplinary dialog and practice. (SK)
Descriptors: Community Health Services, Community Planning, Continuing Education, Futures (of Society)
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Helms, Robert B. – American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 1989
This paper looks at demographic and financial trends that can have an effect on the health care sector, the government reliance on projections of budget expenditures and the current budget deficit, and trends in health care expenditures and effects on the future of Social Security and Medicare. (MLW)
Descriptors: Demography, Economics, Federal Government, Futures (of Society)
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Linville, William J. – School Science and Mathematics, 1976
An experiment was performed to determine the effects of syntax complexity and vocabulary difficulty of problem statements on the ability of students to solve them. It was concluded that these variables do have an effect on students' performance, especially in cases of students with low general ability or reading problems. (SD)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Instruction, Mathematical Vocabulary
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Watson, Jane M. – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 1980
Some examples of typical nonrelevant textbook problems on probability are followed by more complex problems pulled from the real world. The resource used in this report is Newsweek magazine; and is used to help demonstrate that from the very beginning, lessons on conditional probability can have relevance. (MP)
Descriptors: Calculators, Instructional Materials, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Instruction
Oldsen, Carl F. – 1983
A project was conducted for the following purposes: (1) to develop a workshop training package to prepare vocational education teachers to use vocational subject-specific modules; (2) to train those teachers to use the workshop package; (3) to conduct field tests of the metric modules with experimental and control groups; (4) to analyze, describe,…
Descriptors: Auto Mechanics, Distributive Education, Field Tests, Inservice Teacher Education
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Lee, Valerie E.; Croninger, Robert G. – American Journal of Education, 1994
Expands on research findings about the literacy development of children living in poverty through the use of a large and nationally representative sample of poor and middle-income eighth graders. It explores home and school influences on young adolescents' performance on reading comprehension. (GLR)
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Influence, Grade 8
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Erekson, O. Homer – Journal of Education Finance, 1982
To examine the impact of enrollment shifts between public and private schools on public school expenditures per pupil, 1970-71 data were gathered on private school tuition and enrollment, public and parochial school expenditures, and demographic variables. Analysis using an economic model indicated few effects on public school expenditures. (RW)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Expenditure per Student, Mathematical Models
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Sorensen, Aage B.; Hallinan, Maureen T. – American Educational Research Journal, 1986
This paper applies a theory of growth in academic achievement to the study of the effects of ability grouping on reading achievement. The theory sees students' ability and effort determining how they utilize opportunities for learning provided by instruction. (Author/JAZ)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Attribution Theory
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Tirosh, Dina; Graeber, Anna O. – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 1990
Investigated was the use of cognitive conflict to probe the misconceptions held by preservice elementary teachers that in a division problem the quotient must be less than the dividend. Explains how preservice teachers' reliance on information about the domain of whole numbers and their instrumental understanding support their misconceptions.…
Descriptors: Arithmetic, College Mathematics, Computation, Division
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Behr, Merlyn J.; Khoury, Helen Adi – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 1986
Fifth graders performed better than third graders on discovering the function rule relating two number pairs. Task difficulty and mode of presentation (graphic or symbolic) varied by function. The children seemed ready to relinquish a hypothesis in the face of disconfirming evidence. (MNS)
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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Miller, Kevin F. – Developmental Psychology, 1989
Explored relations between measuring procedures and reasoning about amount on the part of 36 children of 3-8 years in 2 studies. Transformation on a relevant measurement procedure predicted difficulty of transformation for a domain. (RJC)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Cognitive Processes, Conservation (Concept), Elementary Education
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Black, Libby; And Others – T.H.E. Journal, 1995
Concludes a discussion on the Boulder Valley Internet Project, which involved networking a K-12 school district to the Internet. Focuses on learning and curriculum integration issues, identifies five ways teachers use the Internet, and notes future goals. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education
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Maruszewski, Richard F., Jr. – Mathematics and Computer Education, 1987
Timing stoplights and trying to determine the best way to allocate cycle time to the two directions is discussed. The simple case and improving the model are both considered. (MNS)
Descriptors: Calculus, College Mathematics, Higher Education, Learning Activities
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