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Yildiz, Melda N. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2020
This study explores the role of geospatial education in P20 classrooms; offers creative strategies and possibilities for integrating mobile technologies such as Global Positioning System (GPS) into the curriculum; promotes global competences and media literacy education among youth; and GPS and SIS technologies with limited resources; global…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Handheld Devices, Global Approach, Competency Based Education
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Litster, Kristy; Moyer-Packenham, Patricia S. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2020
Digital math apps on touch-screen devices have become popular as effective tools to support mathematics learning. Many apps incorporate gaming elements such as points, stars, coins, or storylines to increase student interest and motivation. However, there is limited research regarding the balance of gaming and mathematics elements and how it…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Computer Games, Computer Software, Student Motivation
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Falls, Zoe – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2020
Though today's problems are interconnected, complicated, and unpredictable, students continue to gain knowledge in discrete, standardized disciplinary silos. When subject integration is discussed in STEM and STEAM (STEM + Arts) literature, there is little consensus on what constitutes or should constitute integration of the disciplines.…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, STEM Education
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Powers, Jillian; Azhar, Mohammad – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2020
This article describes an introductory computational thinking (CT) lesson that was implemented into five educational technology classes at a large university in the southern United States. A total of 88 undergraduate and graduate students participated in the lesson. The project was the result of a collaboration between education faculty and a…
Descriptors: Computation, Thinking Skills, Educational Technology, College Students
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Bogusevschi, Diana; Muntean, Cristina; Muntean, Gabriel-Miro – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2020
A common problem in many schools is the lack of equipment and materials in their science laboratories due to both limited budget available to the school and high maintenance cost of the lab. The latest technological advancements provide great opportunities for schools to go over the budget and cost issues by using 3D virtual learning environments…
Descriptors: Physics, Secondary School Science, Educational Technology, Computer Simulation
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Darby-White, Tillerie; Wicker, Scott; Diack, Moustapha – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2019
The 21st century student learns and communicates in the virtual world. In order to meet the individual instructional needs of the students, virtual science laboratories should be researched to accomplish the goal. This study evaluated the effectiveness of a virtual chemistry laboratory in enhancing students' conceptual understanding as a…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Simulation, Chemistry
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Trumble, Jason; Dailey, Debbie – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2019
Spatial visualization and mental rotations skills are considered a strong predictor of success in STEM fields (Wai, Lubinski, & Benbow, 2009). This study analyzed the malleability and amount of change in fourth through sixth grade students using the Revised PSVT:R. Participants engaged in a STEM camp driven by maker pedagogy and focused on the…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Visualization, STEM Education, Elementary School Students
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McAlpin, Elizabeth; Shilane, David; Kalaycioglu, Selin – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2019
According to the Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning (Mayer, 2009) learning with multimedia requires the integration of verbal and visual information (e.g., printed text and static images, narrated animation). Studies exploring the effects of dynamic versus static presentations yield mixed results. Few studies explore comparing dynamic versus…
Descriptors: Calculus, Undergraduate Students, Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics
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Cyr, Stéphane; Charland, Patrick; Riopel, Martin; Bruyère, Marie-Hélène – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2019
Serious video games (SVGs) are increasingly used as supplementary teaching tools for mathematics education. Several studies report their positive impact on student learning. However, these impacts are variable, and the success of the tools cannot be generalized or extended to all settings or disciplines without an in-depth look at the games…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Video Games, Design, Models
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Çekmez, Erdem; Güler, Mustafa – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2019
There is a large body of literature concerning the potential of dynamic geometry software (DGS) in the problem solving process. However, questions regarding how teaching should take place to prepare students to use DGS as a heuristic tool in non-routine problem situations seem to be overlooked. To address this gap in the literature, the current…
Descriptors: Heuristics, Problem Solving, Mathematics Teachers, Geometry
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Kersey, Scott N. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2019
Student perceptions on teaching and learning are investigated in a side-to-side comparison between traditional (closed, CER) non-free course materials and free open educational resources (OER). The primary resources being compared are textbook and automatically-graded web-based homework systems. The results are based on a 32 item survey given to…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, College Mathematics, Calculus
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Araujo, Rosa Cendros; Floyd, Lisa; Gadanidis, George – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2019
With the increasing advocacy for Computational Thinking (CT) integration in K-12 education, it is important to consider how teacher education programs could better prepare teacher candidates (TCs). At the Faculty of Education at Western University, CT has been included in the curriculum as part of the teacher education program through the course…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Computation, Thinking Skills
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Rich, Kathryn M.; Yadov, Aman; Zhu, Marissa – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2019
Moving among levels of abstraction is an important skill in mathematics and computer science, and students show similar difficulties when applying abstraction in each discipline. While computer science educators have examined ways to explicitly teach students how to consciously navigate levels of abstraction, these ideas have not been explored in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Computer Science Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students
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Lobato, Joanne; Walker, Carren – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2019
Online math videos for student learning are abundant; yet they are surprisingly uniform in their monologic, expository mode of presentation and their emphasis on procedural skill. In response, we created an alternative model of online math videos that feature the unscripted dialogue of secondary school students, who convey sources of confusion and…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Mathematics Instruction, Talent, Problem Solving
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Awortwe, Peter Kwamina; Nyatsikor, Maxwell Kwesi; Sarfo, Dorcas Osei – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2019
The study investigated the impact of using Autograph software as a tool in teaching and learning of quadratic functions on gender performance in core Mathematics for Senior High School (SHS) students in Ghana. Non-equivalent quasi-experimental design was used. The population was all second year students in the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA)…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Mathematics Instruction
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