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Perna, James – NCSSS Journal, 2016
The purpose of this article is to examine the reasoning behind the wording of the definition of the particular solution to an initial value problem. This article will be of practical importance for students taking a first year calculus course that includes the study of first order linear separable differential equations.
Descriptors: Definitions, Calculus, Equations (Mathematics), College Mathematics
DeVol, Dave – NCSSSMST Journal, 2014
When the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) was founded in 1985, the state of Illinois charged IMSA with two mandates: (1) "The primary role of the Academy shall be to offer a uniquely challenging education for students talented in the areas of mathematics and science." (2) "The Academy shall also carry a responsibility…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Case Studies, College School Cooperation, High School Students
Garofalo, Joe; Juersivich, Nicole – NCSSSMST Journal, 2007
There is much research that documents what many teachers know, that students struggle with many concepts in probability and statistics. This article presents two sample activities the authors use to help preservice teachers develop ideas about how they can use technology to promote their students' ability to understand mathematics and connect…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Statistical Inference, Sampling, Probability
Lindeman, Cheryl A. – NCSSSMST Journal, 2007
If teachers were to reflect about their most difficult teachable moments in their careers, the author is sure the Virginia Tech tragedy would be extremely taxing on their minds. For those teachers teaching high school seniors, who were in the process of sending deposits to Virginia Tech, it was particularly agonizing. In this article, the author…
Descriptors: Tragedy, High School Seniors, Secondary School Teachers, College Applicants
Lindeman, Cheryl A. – NCSSSMST Journal, 2006
It all started with an invitation from the Oxford Round Table. The author was summoned to participate in a lively debate at Exeter College in the Oxford University about, "Science and Faith: The Great Matter." If one has participated in an Oxford University summer experience, he/she will agree it is a once in a lifetime learning…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Science Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Experience