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Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching

July 2013 Volume 32, Number 3

Editors

Gary H. Marks

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 5

  1. On Teaching Abstraction in CS to Novices

    Michal Armoni, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

    Abstraction is a key concept in CS, one of the most fundamental ideas underlying CS and its practice. However, teaching this soft concept to novices is a very difficult task, as discussed by many... More

    pp. 265-284

  2. Multiple Teaching Approaches, Teaching Sequence And Concept Retention In High School Physics Education

    Ian Fogarty, Riverview High School, Canada; David Geelan, The University of Queensland, Australia

    Students in 4 Canadian high school physics classes completed instructional sequences in two key physics topics related to motion – Straight Line Motion and Newton’s First Law. Different sequences... More

    pp. 285-301

  3. Evaluating the Pedagogical Potential of Hybrid Models

    Tzur Levin & Ilya Levin, Tel Aviv University, Israel

    The paper examines how the use of hybrid models – that consist of the interacting continuous and discrete processes – may assist in teaching system thinking. We report an experiment in which... More

    pp. 303-320

  4. A Comparative Study of Integrating Multimedia into the Third Grade Math Curriculum to Improve Math Learning

    Yuliang Liu, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, United States

    ** Invited as a paper from SITE 2012 ** This quasi-experimental study was to design, develop, and implement one multimedia math lesson in third grade to improve students’ math learning. The non-... More

    pp. 321-336

  5. Collaborative Middle School Geometry Through Blogs and Other Web 2.0 Technologies

    Md Mokter Hossain, University of Alabama, United States; Lynda R. Wiest, University of Nevada, Reno, United States

    This paper explores the use of blogs, a simple application of Web 2.0 technologies, in middle school geometry instruction. Specifically, it provides an overview of the interactive features of Web 2... More

    pp. 337-352