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Fox, John N.; Eddy, Jerry K. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1990
This paper describes how computers were employed by workshop participants, the commercial materials used, some of the experiments performed using computer interfaces, and the effect of computer interfacing on the science laboratory. Increased student interest through the study of open-ended experiments is discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Interfaces, Computer Uses in Education, Inservice Teacher Education
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Thomas, David A. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1990
Described is an approach to computational matrix algebra that takes advantage of a high quality, low cost microcomputer software package. The examples and applications discussed focus on matrix multiplication. (Author/CW)
Descriptors: Algebra, College Mathematics, Computation, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Blubaugh, William L. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1989
Summarizes papers appearing in other journals: (1) "Assessing the Impact of Computer-Based Instruction"; (2) "Computers as Tutors: MENDEL as an Example"; (3) "Computers in the Education of Science Students: A Comparison of Universities and Colleges in Japan and the United States"; (4) "Differentiation and Integration in a CAI Format"; and (5)…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction
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Swadener, Marc; Jarrett, Karen – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1987
Discusses the results of a survey on the usage of computers in secondary schools. Indicates that the majority of use was by computer classes; more staff development is needed for teachers of non-computer classes; and there is insufficient hardware and software available for non-computer classes. (TW)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Science, Computer Uses in Education
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Smith, Richard L., Comp. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1987
Provides an annotated bibliography of references which deal with specific topics for educators using computers in the classroom in teaching mathematics and science. Also appropriate for researchers gathering background material for the preparation of articles, grant proposals, and presentations. (TW)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, College Mathematics, College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction
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German, Kenneth E. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1988
Describes the use of the Brown scale and reports the results of its use in an experiment. Describes the instrument and details the experiment. Concludes that the Brown scale is a valid and reliable instrument for measuring attitude toward computer instruction. A copy of the instrument is included. (CW)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Information Technology
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McDonald, Jacqueline; And Others – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1988
Describes a field test of the "Diagnostic Test of Computational Skills." Examines whether or not a computer can efficiently analyze student answers, previously unidentified computational error patterns and errors related to student use of microcomputers. Concludes that this method can be useful for immediate and accurate diagnostic information.…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Uses in Education, Diagnostic Tests
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Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1988
Includes the abstracts of seven of the 191 papers presented at a recent educational computing conference. Topics include computer-based tutoring, computer-assisted instruction with low achieving students, education-industry collaboration, hypothesis testing, Western Carolina University MicroNet, the New Jersey Science Supervisors Electronic…
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education
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Yerushalmy, Michal – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1990
Properties of information most likely to attract student attention and how students use information they generate are clarified. Students' expectations of empirical information in geometry and the design of a new version of the Geometric Supposer are discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education
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Kelly, Gwendolyn N.; And Others – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1987
Reports on a study designed to further investigate whether structured Logo learning experiences would have a positive influence on student understanding of selected basic geometry concepts. Results indicated more than just one year of Logo instruction would be needed to improve students understanding of simple angle and distance concepts. (TW)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Distance
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Stuessy, Carol L.; Rowland, Paul M. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1989
Discusses a microcomputer-based laboratory (MBL) study (n=75) which uses multiple temperature gathering devices (mercury thermometer, digital thermometer, and computer probe) and graphing methods (hand graphs, delayed computer graphs, and real-time graphs). Reports that MBL real-time graphing provides significant increases in graphing skills. (MVL)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Uses in Education
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Adams, Dennis M.; Hamm, Mary – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1988
Surveys the current status of artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Discusses intelligent tutoring systems, robotics, and applications for educators. Likens the status of AI at present to that of aviation in the very early 1900s. States that educators need to be involved in future debates concerning AI. (CW)
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education
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Barba, Robertta H.; Merchant, Linda J. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1990
Discussed is whether embedding generative cognitive strategies in microcomputer courseware improves student performance on cognitive assessment measures and on insect classification tasks. The effects of transactional software on students' knowledge of insect anatomy and principles of insect classification were also investigated. (KR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biology, Classification, Cognitive Development
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Dreyfus, Tommy; Halevi, Tirza – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1991
Discussed is the classroom suitability of an open learning computer microworld centered around families of quadratic equations that provides a framework for exploring questions about parabolas to establish the link between the graphical and the algebraic representations of quadratic equations. (JJK)
Descriptors: Algebra, Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Discovery Learning
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Hoffer, Terry; And Others – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1992
The measurement of the affective (qualitative) influences of computer-assisted interactive video instruction on the learner and attendant enhancements for the overall learning experience are highlighted. Formal factors considered are interactivity via buttons and other event-oriented objects, hypertext, semantic memory, and successive…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Cognitive Development, Computer Assisted Instruction, Higher Education