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School Science and Mathematics Vol. 92, No. 1 (1992) pp. 23–25
Proposes an alternative means of approximating the value of complex integrals, the Monte Carlo procedure. Incorporating a discrete approach and probability, an approximation is obtained from the ratio of computer-generated points falling under the...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 3677–3679
EdGrid is a PT3 project funded by the U.S. Dept. of Education. The EdGrid Program has developed successful partnerships with school districts, colleges of education, researchers, innovative teachers, and scientists in Alabama and eight other states. ...
Mathematics Teacher Vol. 84, No. 5 (1991) pp. 387–90
The Monte Carlo procedure of generating random points that lie within the unit square is used to approximate pi, as the ratio of points within the first quadrant of the unit circle to the total number of randomly generated points. A BASIC computer...
Computers in the Schools Vol. 28, No. 1 (2011) pp. 27–38
The overarching goal of this four-phase, in-service project--Girls Engaged in Mathematics and Science--was to change attitudes, behavior, pedagogy, and curriculum for girls through the provision of a vibrant, engaging, digital portal program with...
Melanie Shores; Brooke Elliott; Tommy Smith; David Radford; Shannon Parks; Stephanie Baird; Sonya Hardy
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (Nov 17, 2008) pp. 3519–3528
The Girls Engaged in Math & Science (GEMS) Project outlines a cogent state and national partnership that will result in research on girls in mathematics and science courses using 21st Century professional development and resources to give girls,...
EdGrid: Integrating Computer-based Modeling and Scientific Visualization into Teacher Education Programs
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 3377–3380
Computer-based modeling, scientific visualization and informatics have become critical technologies for doing science and mathematics in the 21st Century. The use of modeling and visualization can help increase science literacy and deep learning of...
Melanie Shores; Tommy Smith; David Radord; Sonya Hardy; Brooke Elliott; Stephanie Baird; Shannon Parks
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (Mar 02, 2009) pp. 728–733
The University of Alabama at Birmingham presents the Girls Engaged in Mathematics & Science (GEMS) Project to the 2009 SITE Conference. This paper outlines a cogent state and national partnership that will result in research on girls in mathematics...