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Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching

August 2010 Volume 29, Number 3

Editors

Gary H. Marks

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 6

  1. The Effect of a Web-Based Homework System on Student Outcomes in a First-Year Mathematics Course

    Laurie Lenz, Marymount University, United States

    Web-based homework (WBH) systems are being utilized in many college mathematics classrooms. Do these systems have an effect on student outcomes when compared to traditional paper-and-pencil... More

    pp. 233-246

  2. Experiences with Extreme Programming

    Linda Sherrell, Bhagavathy Krishna, Natasha Velaga, Pavan Vejandla & Mahesh Satharla, University of Memphis, United States

    *** Invited as a paper from ED-MEDIA 2009 *** Agile methodologies have become increasingly popular among software developers as evidenced by industrial participation at related conferences. The... More

    pp. 247-268

  3. Technology in Spherical Geometry Investigations: Reflections on Spontaneous Use and Motivation

    Margaret Sinclair, York University, Canada

    Students in a graduate geometry class used items such as paper, ribbon, plastic spheres, cardboard tubes, and markers to carry out investigations in spherical geometry. The hands-on activities... More

    pp. 269-288

  4. Leveraging cognitive technology tools to expand opportunities for critical thinking in elementary mathematics

    Jennifer Suh, George Mason University, United States

    The following study describes design research in an elementary school near the metropolitan D.C. area with a diverse student population. The goal of the project was to design tasks that leveraged... More

    pp. 289-302

  5. Impact of a Professional Development Program Using Data-Loggers on Science Teachers’ Attitudes towards Inquiry-Based Teaching

    Sachiko Tosa, Wright State University, United States; Fred Martin, University of Massachusetts Lowell, United States

    This study examined how a professional development program which incorporates the use of electronic data-loggers could impact on science teachers’ attitudes towards inquiry-based teaching. The... More

    pp. 303-325

  6. The Effects of Two Generative Activities on Learner Comprehension of Part-Whole Meaning of Rational Numbers Using Virtual Manipulatives

    Jesus Trespalacios, New Mexico State University, United States

    This study investigated the effects of two generative learning activities on students’ academic achievement of the part-whole meaning of rational numbers while using virtual manipulatives. Third... More

    pp. 327-346