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International Conference on Mathematics / Science Education and Technology

2000

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Number of papers: 110

  1. Synergy Education Press: Tools for Teachers' Professional Development

    Richard Lehrer, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States; Matthew Koehler, Michigan State University, United States; Anthony Petrosino, University of Texas-Austin, United States; Jeffrey Horvath, Synergy Education Press, Inc., United States

    Synergy Education Press, Inc. is a small company whose aim is to provide high-quality research-based teacher professional development materials for elementary mathematics and science educators. We... More

    pp. 2-3

  2. Critical Issues in Distance Education: Partnership, Content, and Delivery

    David A. Thomas, Montana State University, United States

    This paper addresses three issues critical in the development of high-quality distance education courses in mathematics, science, and engineering: Creating stakeholder partnerships; reforming the... More

    pp. 5-10

  3. George Lucas, Web-based Astronomy, and Teacher Belief Systems

    Robert E. Hollon, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, United States; James C Adams, Chetek, WI High School, United States

    The Internet provides an excellent resource for students, teachers, and others to explore current science. In particular, it provides a vehicle for developing technology-rich courses that provide... More

    pp. 12-16

  4. ESSTEP The Earth and Space Science Technological Education Project

    Bryan Aivazian, Wyoming Center for Problem Based Learning, United States; Holly Devaul, The Geological Society of America, United States; Ed Geary, Earth Science Insights, United States

    The Earth and Space Science Technological Education Project (ESSTEP) is a professional development program for secondary and college faculty. This program addresses the growing need to provide... More

    pp. 17-21

  5. A Manipulative World For Learning Addition Of Numbers

    Yavuz Akpinar, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey

    Technological developments provided types of tools to be employed in teaching different subject matters and allowed to make some problematic subjects easier. This paper critically outlines the... More

    pp. 22-28

  6. Motion Games and Thinker Tools: Using Prior Simulations to Promote Learning about Motion

    Thomas Andre, Iowa State University, United States; Charlotte Haselhuhn, Des Moines Community School District, United States; Katherine Kreiter, William Baldwin & Catherine Leo, Iowa State University, United States

    This presentation demonstrated computer software that helps students better understand Newton's first law. Two studies of effectiveness of the software were reported. The first found that males... More

    pp. 29-32

  7. Dynamic and Parameterised Animation of Computer Science Topics

    Andreas Ausserhofer, Technical University of Graz, Austria

    The purpose of this paper is to introduce an animation module CSAnim as extension to the S.E.A.L. web-based education system [Ausserhofer, 1999a]. The main application of CSAnim is the generation... More

    pp. 33-38

  8. Development of an Effective Multimedia/WWW Training Model for Faculty

    Patricia Backer & Miriam Saltmarch, San Jose State University, United States

    This paper describes the results of three summers of teacher training initiatives in multimedia and the Web for the classroom as well as a trainer of trainers model currently being undertaken for... More

    pp. 39-43

  9. The Collaboratory Project’s Science Fair Repository

    Richard Barone, Northwestern University, United States; Ann Blythe, Alan B.Shepard Junior High School, United States; Beatrise Revelins, Charles J. Caruso Junior High School, United States

    Northwestern University and Deerfield School District 109 in Illinois are collaborating on a project that seeks to encourage cross-district collaboration and the sharing of resources between... More

    pp. 44-49

  10. Gaining Confidence in Mathematics: Instructional Technology for Girls

    Carole Beal, Beverly Woolf, Joseph Beck, Ivon Arroyo, Klaus Schultz & David Hart, University of Massachusetts, United States

    AnimalWatch is a mathematics tutor with enhanced adaptive feedback precisely tailored to girls' instructional needs. Three evaluation studies with fifth grade students support our hypothesis that... More

    pp. 57-64

  11. Communication Between Problem Solving Groups in an On-line Geometry Course: Results and Lessons Learned

    Brian Beaudrie, Northern Arizona University, United States; David A. Thomas, Montana State University, United States

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between communication and achievement among cooperative learning groups performing problem-solving activities in a WWW-based Geometry... More

    pp. 65-70

  12. Global Warming – Should We Worry? A Problem-based, Simulation, and Teamwork Approach To Teaching Integrated Science

    Richard Flory, Roger Lederer, James Pushnik, Terry Kiser, Jeff Bell & Randy Miller, CSU, Chico, United States

    For the past year, a team of six faculty from the College of Natural Sciences at California State University, Chico have been working on the NSF-funded development of integrated science materials... More

    pp. 71-76

  13. Partners in Science: An Example of Collaboration, Mentorships, and Technology

    Gary Bender, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, United States

    This paper is a preliminary report discussing initial results of the five year Partners in Science project. Partners in Science is a project linking K-12 students and teachers with practicing... More

    pp. 77-82

  14. Some Psychological Aspects of Using Information Technologies in Teaching Linear Algebra

    Mikhail Bouniaev, Southern Utah University, United States

    Despite the indisputable advantages of using information technologies in teaching mathematics in general and linear algebra in particular certain problems related to technology-oriented education... More

    pp. 83-88

  15. Visual Venture: Investigations with Images and Video

    Lisa M. Brown & Susan Crayne, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, United States

    In this paper, we describe an educational software tool, which allows students to take measurements on images and videos. Students become scientists as they measure, collect and analyze data from... More

    pp. 89-94

  16. Teachers Implementing GIS in 5th-12th Grade Classrooms: An Investigation of the Necessary Staff Development Experiences and Support

    Alan Buss & Patricia McClurg, University of Wyoming, United States

    This paper reports the results of a two year study investigating the types of experiences and support necessary for in-service teachers to effectively integrate Geographic Information Systems (GIS)... More

    pp. 95-100

  17. Computer Assisted Synthesis of Visual and Symbolic Meaning in Mathematics Education

    Stephen Campbell, University of California, Irvine

    A number of factors pertaining to a wide variety of distinctions -- such as particular-general, arithmetic-geometry, sense-reference, procedural-declarative, concrete-abstract, object-attribute -... More

    pp. 101-105

  18. Interactivity in Mathematics and Science Education

    Ozlem Cezikturk, State University of NewYork at Albany, United States; Murat Kahveci, Florida State University, United States; Gulcin Cirik, San Diego State University, United States

    Today, interactivity is seen as a key factor for achieving effective learning environments. Research says that "Interactivity" is a messy idea that takes its meaning from a system of metaphysical... More

    pp. 106-111

  19. The Teacher’s Attention Empowering Children’s Math Learning With Computers

    Ni Chang, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, United States

    This paper reports the findings of a study, a pilot study, conducted in a childcare center in Whitewater, WI. Eight children were involved and divided into two groups: control and experimental... More

    pp. 112-117

  20. Progressive Comparison of the Effectiveness of Computer-Assisted Instruction on Science Achievement: A Meta-Analysis

    Edwin P. Christmann & John L. Badgett, Slippery Rock University, United States

    This study compared science students who were exposed to traditional methodology with those who received traditional methodology supplemented with computer-assisted instruction (CAI). From the 24... More

    pp. 118-123