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Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching

October 2011 Volume 30, Number 4


Gary H. Marks

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 4

  1. What Happens When the Research Ends? Factors Related to the Sustainability of a Technology-Infused Mathematics Curriculum

    Barry Fishman, University of Michigan, United States; William R. Penuel, University of Colorado at Boulder, United States; Stephen Hegedus, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, United States; Jeremy Roschelle, SRI International, United States

    This study examines factors related to the sustainability of SimCalc Mathworlds (SCMW), a technology-infused mathematics curriculum. We surveyed middle school teachers one year after their... More

    pp. 329-353

  2. Using Digital Learning Objects to Introduce Students to the Nature of Models and the Nature of Matter

    Brenda Gustafson, University of Alberta, Canada; Peter Mahaffy & Brian Martin, The King's University College, Canada

    This article reports a subset of findings from a larger study centered on designing a series of six digital learning objects to help Grade 5 (age 10-12) students begin to consider the nature of... More

    pp. 355-387

  3. Hands-on, Minds-on or Both? A Discussion of the Development of a Mathematics Activity by Using Virtual and Physical Manipulatives

    S. Asli Ozgun-Koca & Thomas Edwards, Wayne State University, United States

    Manipulatives have been used in many mathematics classrooms across many age groups with the aim of helping students to understand abstract concepts through concrete, kinesthetic, and visual... More

    pp. 389-402

  4. The Use of a Digital Environment to Improve First Year Science Students' Symbol Sense

    Sietske Tacoma, Paul Drijvers & Peter Boon, Utrecht University - Freudenthal Institute, Netherlands

    Dutch universities complain that freshmen in studies such as chemistry, physics, economics and mathematics do not master the required algebraic skills. In the worldwide discussions on mathematics... More

    pp. 403-428