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International Conference on Mathematics / Science Education and Technology

2000

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Number of papers: 110

  1. HIPPODAMUS: A WWW Based Expanded Learning Environment

    Georgios Kouroupetroglou, Despina Deligiorgi, Alexandros Pino, Constantinos Viglas & Ioannis Kalogiros, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

    This paper discusses the theoretical model, the design, and the implementation of a learning web entitled HIPPODAMUS, namely a cluster of interactive networks of persons and technological ... More

    pp. 239-244

  2. Teaching Functional Programming for High School Students

    Tami Lapidot, Dalit Levy & Tamar Paz, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

    Functional programming includes complex concepts and advanced ideas such as building abstractions with functions, compound data and list processing. As part of a new computer science curriculum... More

    pp. 245-249

  3. A New Efficient Retrieval Interface for Primary School Students

    Chien-I Lee & H. Chen, National Tainan Teachers College, Taiwan

    Through the Internet, users can conveniently get their desired information. However, in general, it is not quite easy for the users get what they just want though the Internet by using some ... More

    pp. 250-255

  4. Classification and Discussion of Recursive Phenomena By Computer Science Teachers

    Dalit Levy, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

    Recursion is a significant concept, appearing in almost every introductory course in computer science (CS). CS educators and educational researchers often refer to difficulties in learning and... More

    pp. 256-260

  5. An Integrated Common Theme-Based Web Site for Teaching Science and Technology in Australian Primary Schools

    Min-Jin Lin, National Hualien Teachers College, Taiwan

    The paper describes an integrated common theme-based web site that supports the teaching of Science and Technology in Australian primary schools. There are ten components in the web site. The ... More

    pp. 261-264

  6. Representation of Problem-Solving Procedures in MathCAL

    Jie-Yong Juang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan; Ponson Sun & Janet Lin, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

    MathCAL is a network-based learning system for users to practice mathematical problem solving. Math knowledge is pre-analyzed to derive a set of macro functions for use in solving problems in a... More

    pp. 265-270

  7. Math in a Web Environment

    Marcelo Llarull, New Jersey City University and William Paterson University, United States

    This paper addresses two issues, one is writing mathematical expressions on the web and the other is creating interactive math websites to teach and learn mathematics. In both cases, helper ... More

    pp. 277-279

  8. Student-Instructor E-mail Exchange in Active-Learning Biology 100

    Gili Marbach-Ad & Phillip G. Sokolove, University of Maryland Baltimore County, United States

    Student-instructor communication was examined in a large, introductory biology class for majors (enrollment ~250). Students were encouraged to send questions, comments and suggestions to the... More

    pp. 280-285

  9. Is There Appropriate Science and Mathematics Software for Young Children?

    Robin McGrew-Zoubi, Joan Livingston Prouty & Kim Arp, Sam Houston State University, United States

    This paper describes a study of mathematics and science software marketed for preschool children. Preservice teachers observed young children at work, reviewed the literature available about... More

    pp. 286-291

  10. Learn Anytime Anywhere Physics (LAAP): Guided Inquiry Web-Based Laboratory Learning

    Jerry Meisner & Harol Hoffman, UNCGreensboro, United States; Mike Strickland, U. Washington, United States; Wolfgang Christian, Davidson College, United States; Aaron Titus, NCA&T, United States

    The Extended Physics Community Consortium will author Learn Anytime Anywhere Physics (LAAP). LAAP will provide both synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences for undergraduate students,... More

    pp. 292-296

  11. IN-SERVICE PROGRAMS: DOES THEIR EFFECTIVENESS LAST?

    Michelle Merriweather, West Chester University, United States

    This paper discusses the findings of a study conducted on two types of in-service programs. The program, Virginia Network for Technology (VANT) consisted of an overview course and an intensive... More

    pp. 297-300

  12. Building and Using Simulation Based Environments for Learning about Complex Domains

    Marcelo Milrad, The Institute for Media Technology, Sweden; J. Michael Spector & Pal Davidsen, University of Bergen, Norway

    A variety of substantive issues confront education with respect to technology support for learning increasingly complex knowledge. How can learners acquire and maintain deep understanding about... More

    pp. 304-308

  13. Using Controls to Construct Dynamic Spreadsheets for Teaching Math and Physics: the Design of Interfaces and Worksheets.

    Simon Mochon, Center for Research and Advanced Studies, IPN, Mexico

    In this article we discuss the advantages of using controls in spreadsheets for educational purposes. The most evident is that graphs change in a dynamic way, which gives a powerful visual... More

    pp. 309-314

  14. Creating microworlds for exploration of mathematical concepts

    Yelland Nicola, Queensland Univ. of Technology, Australia

    This paper describes the strategies and interactions of pairs of children (average age 7 years 4 months) while they worked on novel tasks in a computer microworld embedded within a mathematics... More

    pp. 315-320

  15. A Computer Simulator Can Transform "Dictums of Authority" into "Evidence" For Model Construction in Physics

    Valerie Otero & Fred Goldberg, San Diego State University, United States

    Urban systemic reform initiatives call for increased use of computers in K-12 science classrooms. It therefore becomes increasingly important to understand how particular types of computer... More

    pp. 321-327

  16. From the Abstract to the Practical: How Motion Media Grapher Helps Students Understand and Interpret Abstract Mathematical Concepts

    Evangeline S. Pianfetti & Brian Pianfetti, University of Illinois, United States

    Hiebert & Carpenter (1992) state that "school-learned procedures often cannot be used flexibly to solve problems other than those on which they were practiced, and thus, do not transfer well (p. ... More

    pp. 328-333

  17. Issues Involved in a Large Scale Implementation of Web-Based Mathematics Instruction

    Michael Pilant, Robert Hall, Janice Epstein, Yvette Hester & Arlen Strader, Texas A&M University, United States

    As the capability of the World Wide Web (WWW) for delivery of mediated instruction increases, it is natural to consider it as a primary delivery mechanism for distance education. Several issues... More

    pp. 334-339

  18. Technological Tools to Enhance Performance in Calculus I

    Olga M. Ramirez, John E. Bernard, William Heller, Wendy A. Lawrence-Fowler & Gerald Brazier, University of Texas-Pan American, United States

    In 1998, the Minority Student Improvement Program at the University of Texas- Pan American, Edinburg, Texas began the process of developing and implementing an enhanced instructional model for... More

    pp. 340-344

  19. MATH SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY: A Liberal Arts Major?

    Timothy Riegle, Kean University, United States

    This is a report of a current developmental efforts for a Liberal Arts based academic major in Math, Science & Technology. There are still a number of serious issues that need to be addressed.... More

    pp. 345-349

  20. Evaluation of Web-Based Instruction: A Case Study in Brazilian High Schools

    Dietrich Schiel, University of São Paulo, Brazil; Joan Dassin, Fulbright Comission; Monica Magalhães, São Paulo State University, Brazil; Iria Guerrini, University of São Paulo, Brazil

    This paper describes the evolution of a distance education program where students perform physical experiments in their school assisted by a distance tutorial system. 20 public high schools in 14... More

    pp. 350-355