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Tsivitanidou, Olia; Zacharia, Zacharias C.; Hovardas, Tasos; Nicolaou, Aphrodite – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2012
In this study we introduced a peer feedback tool to secondary school students while aiming at investigating whether this tool leads to a feedback dialogue when using a computer supported inquiry learning environment in science. Moreover, we aimed at examining what type of feedback students ask for and receive and whether the students use the…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Secondary School Students, Feedback (Response), Peer Evaluation
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Fox, William – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2012
The purpose of our modeling effort is to predict future outcomes. We assume the data collected are both accurate and relatively precise. For our oscillating data, we examined several mathematical modeling forms for predictions. We also examined both ignoring the oscillations as an important feature and including the oscillations as an important…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematical Models, War, Data Analysis
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Hu, Xiangen; Craig, Scotty D.; Bargagliotti, Anna E.; Graesser, Arthur C.; Okwumabua, Theresa; Anderson, Celia; Cheney, Kyle R.; Sterbinsky, Allan – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2012
This study investigated the effectiveness of the Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS) system as a method of strategic intervention in after-school settings to improve the mathematical skills of struggling 6th grade students. Students were randomly assigned to after-school classrooms in which they either worked with ALEKS to improve…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Program Effectiveness, Classrooms, Grade 6
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Sherrell, Linda; Malasri, Kriangsiri; Mills, David; Thomas, Allen; Greer, James – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2012
From 2004-2007, the University of Memphis carried out the NSF-funded Tri-P-LETS (Three P Learning Environment for Teachers and Students) project to improve local high-school computer science curricula. The project reached a total of 58 classrooms in eleven high schools emphasizing problem solving skills, programming concepts as opposed to syntax,…
Descriptors: Workshops, Inservice Teacher Education, Partnerships in Education, Secondary School Teachers
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Bouck, Emily C. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2012
Mathematics is a critical content area and assistive technology can benefit students with high incidence disabilities in accessing and achieving in this domain. Yet, the field lacks awareness of how often teachers use assistive technology in mathematics and what types of technology they are using. This study sought to understand teachers' self…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Special Education Teachers, Assistive Technology, Mathematics Instruction
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Florida, Jennifer – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2012
The study deals with the development of an analogy-integrated e-learning module on Cellular Respiration, which is intended to facilitate conceptual understanding of students with different brain hemisphere dominance and learning styles. The module includes eight analogies originally conceptualized following the specific steps used to prepare…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cognitive Style, Learning Modules, Biochemistry
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Fluck, Andrew; Ranmuthugala, Dev; Chin, Chris; Penesis, Irene – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2012
Integral calculus is generally regarded as a fundamental but advanced aspect of mathematics, and it is not generally studied until students are aged about fifteen or older. Understanding the transformative potential of information and communication technology, this project undertook an investigation in four Australian schools to train students…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Calculus, Algebra, Elementary School Mathematics
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Herron, Sherry; Gopal, Tamilselvi – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2012
We conducted a series of summer workshops on bioinformatics to increase educators' knowledge of this new field of inquiry with the assumption that their knowledge will, in turn, impact student achievement. The workshops incorporated experiential learning and self-reflection (Loucks-Horsley et al. 1998). Educators demonstrated significant increases…
Descriptors: Pretests Posttests, Experiential Learning, Teacher Workshops, Biology
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Grincewicz, Amy; Zydney, Janet; Jones, Paul; Hasselbring, Ted – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2011
In developing "Math Pursuits," we designed a learning environment that helps learners connect mathematics to the world around them. The ultimate goal of this research was to design and assess a learning environment that incorporates distributed scaffolding, which enabled both human and technological supports. Pilot testing was conducted over 3…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Educational Environment, Elementary School Mathematics, Relevance (Education)
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Siko, Jason; Barbour, Michael; Toker, Sacip – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2011
To date, research involving homemade PowerPoint games as an instructional tool has not shown statistically significant gains in student performance. This paper examines the results of a study comparing the performance of students in a high school chemistry course who created homemade PowerPoint games as a test review with the students who used a…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Instructional Materials, Computer Software, Teaching Methods
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Olsen, Angie; LeMire, Steven; Baker, Mary – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2011
This study investigated the factors of middle school math student self-efficacy and perceived peer support in relation to student willingness to participate with in-class activities with an interactive white board (IWB). One-hundred and five seventh grade math students were assessed on their attitudes of IWB engagement in relationship to low…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Student Participation, Grade 7, Peer Influence
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Penuel, William; Singleton, Corinne; Roschelle, Jeremy – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2011
Low-cost, portable classroom network technologies have shown great promise in recent years for improving teaching and learning in mathematics. This paper explores the impacts on student learning in mathematics when a program to introduce network technologies into mathematics classrooms is integrated into a systemic reform initiative at the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Achievement, Educational Change, Educational Technology
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So, Wing-mui Winnie; Ching, Ngai-ying Fiona – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2011
With the rapid expansion of broadband Internet connection and availability of high performance yet low priced computers, many countries around the world are advocating the adoption of e-learning, the use of computer technology to improve learning and teaching. The trend of e-learning has urged many teachers to incorporate online resources in their…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Computers, Internet, Students
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Polly, Drew – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2011
Technological pedagogical and content knowledge (TPACK) has been advanced as a construct to describe teachers' understandings related to effectively teaching with technology. This study examined the development of TPACK of two teachers during their mathematics teaching after participating in a learner-centered professional development (LCPD)…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Faculty Development, Thinking Skills
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Silverman, Jason – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2011
In this paper, we report on our efforts to support teachers' development of mathematical knowledge for teaching through online professional development focusing on authentic engagement in collaborative mathematical problem solving. In particular, this paper seeks to explore and understand the relationship between online mathematical collaboration…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Cooperation, Problem Solving, Mathematics Teachers
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