The Use Of Argumentation In Socio-Scientific Issues: Enhancing Evolutionary Biology Instruction, 2015 The College at Brockport

#### The Use Of Argumentation In Socio-Scientific Issues: Enhancing Evolutionary Biology Instruction, Heath R. Marchand

*Education and Human Development Master's Theses*

With the adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), further emphasis in science education is being placed on preparing students to become more informed voters regarding social, ethical, economic and political topics that affect contemporary society. Parallel to this shift is a stronger emphasis on integrating evolutionary theory as a unifying concept in the biological sciences. Given that evolution is one of the aforementioned topics commonly discussed and debated about in social and political arenas, ensuring that instruction provides students from all backgrounds a comprehensive understanding of its principals is becoming increasingly important in contemporary science education. Chapter II ...

The Relationship Between Students’ Applied Mathematics Skills And Students’ Attitudes Towards Mathematics, 2015 University of Southern Mississippi

#### The Relationship Between Students’ Applied Mathematics Skills And Students’ Attitudes Towards Mathematics, Taylor Kilman

*Dissertations*

Mathematics is a subject with which many students struggle. It has been noted that students’ attitudes towards mathematics can often affect their performance in related courses. The goal of this research is to explore the relationship between students’ basic applied mathematics skill and students’ attitudes towards mathematics. That is, do students, as they learn how to use mathematics in the real world, tend to develop a more favorable outlook towards mathematics? Or, on the other hand, do the attitudes towards mathematics of students remain unaffected as their ability to use mathematics in the real world increases? The current research seeks ...

Mathematical Analysis Of Great Rhombicosidodecahedron (The Largest Archimedean Solid) By H.C. Rajpoot, 2015 M.M.M. University of Technology, Gorakhpur-273010 (UP) India

#### Mathematical Analysis Of Great Rhombicosidodecahedron (The Largest Archimedean Solid) By H.C. Rajpoot, Harish Chandra Rajpoot Rajpoot Hcr

*Harish Chandra Rajpoot H.C. Rajpoot*

All the important parameters of a great rhombicosidodecahedron (the largest Archimedean solid), having 30 congruent square faces, 20 regular hexagonal faces, 12 congruent regular decagonal faces each of equal edge length, 180 edges & 120 vertices lying on a spherical surface with certain radius, have been derived by the author Mr H.C. Rajpoot by applying "HCR's Theory of Polygon" to calculate the solid angle subtended by each square face, regular hexagonal face & regular decagonal face & their normal distances from the center of great rhombicosidodecahedron, dihedral angles between the adjacent faces, inscribed radius, circumscribed radius, mean radius, surface area & volume ...

Interpreter Competencies In Science, Technology, Engineering, And Mathematics As Identified By Deaf Professionals, 2015 Western Oregon University

#### Interpreter Competencies In Science, Technology, Engineering, And Mathematics As Identified By Deaf Professionals, Christopher Grooms

*Master's Theses*

Since the 1990’s there has been an ever increasing number of Deaf people seeking higher education and pursuing a wide variety of professions and careers that enhance their life experiences. The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields have seen an influx of Deaf people interested in engaging in education and life-long careers in these fields and their respective disciplines. One of the reasons behind this growing interest by Deaf people is the National Science Foundation’s commitment to expanding the participation of underrepresented groups in STEM (NSF, 2012). Many Deaf students in higher education and Deaf professionals engaging ...

Parents And The Common Core State Standards For Mathematics, 2015 Brigham Young University - Provo

#### Parents And The Common Core State Standards For Mathematics, Rebecca Anne Roberts

*All Theses and Dissertations*

As the majority of the nation has adopted Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM), studying parents' resistance to these standards becomes vital in improving parental involvement and support of school mathematics reforms. Using Schoenfeld's (2011) model for decision making as a framework, an online survey and six interviews were conducted. The results of the survey showed that parents' resources related to student experiences and the mathematical methods students are performing are affecting their resistance toward CCSSM. The survey results also showed that parents' orientations related to the difficulty of the standards and politics affects their resistance toward CCSSM ...

Graduate Internship Report - Ann Sobrato High School, 2015 California Polytechnic State University

#### Graduate Internship Report - Ann Sobrato High School, Adeline Grace Amador

*Graduate Internship Reports in Agricultural Education*

This internship report includes validation documents required in meeting the quality criteria for secondary-level programs of instruction in agriculture. The documents are concurrently used for the Agriculture Incentive Grant review process at Ann Sobrato High School conducted by representatives of the California Department of Education. The internship included the restructuring and designing of the curriculum for an Agriculture Leadership class. It also includes development of a set of directions and a scoring rubric for the FFA iRecordbook. Finally, it includes the redevelopment of curriculum for Agriculture Biology and Agriculture Geology classes related to the Next Generation Science Standards. This includes ...

Session D-7: Exploration Of Factors That Motivate Students To Engage In Stem, 2015 Illinois Math and Science Academy

#### Session D-7: Exploration Of Factors That Motivate Students To Engage In Stem, Adrienne Coleman

*Professional Learning Day*

Join in on the discussion of an exploration into factors that motivate gifted and talented Black and Latino students and programs being created to engage those populations in STEM fields.

Session C-1: Equilibrium, 2015 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

#### Session C-1: Equilibrium, Deb Scarano, Anita White

*Professional Learning Day*

Find your balance in this hands-on lab session which will allow teachers to try out several simple lab activities that will enable students to better understand equilibrium.

Mathematical Analysis Of Elliptical Path In The Annular Region Between Two Circles, Smaller Inside The Bigger One (Ellipse Between Two Circles By H.C. Rajpoot), 2015 M.M.M. University of Technology, Gorakhpur-273010 (UP) India

#### Mathematical Analysis Of Elliptical Path In The Annular Region Between Two Circles, Smaller Inside The Bigger One (Ellipse Between Two Circles By H.C. Rajpoot), Harish Chandra Rajpoot Rajpoot Hcr

*Harish Chandra Rajpoot H.C. Rajpoot*

All the articles have been derived by the author by using simple geometry & trigonometry. These articles are related to the analysis of the elliptical path in the annular region between two circle, smaller inside bigger one & their centers separated by a certain distance. These formula are used to calculate minor axis, major axis, eccentricity & the radius of the third tangent circle touching the smaller circle externally & the bigger one internally. These articles (formula) are very practical & simple to apply in case studies & practical applications of 2-D Geometry.

A Glossary Of Terms For The Evolutionary Tree Model, 2015 Purdue University

#### A Glossary Of Terms For The Evolutionary Tree Model, Yi Kong, Trevor Anderson, Nancy Pelaez

*PIBERG Instructional Innovation Materials*

This Glossary is intended for both teachers and their students who are learning about evolutionary trees. To improve K-14 teachers’ and students’ as well as non-biology major undergraduate students’ understanding of trees, the evolutionary tree model was developed based on professional biologists’ use of evolutionary trees in their scientific publications in 2012-2013. Definitions of terminology in this Glossary are references to published literature listed at the end of this Glossary. In addition to the Glossary and the evolutionary tree model in html format, below as an additional link to a file giving you the Glossary in MSWord format so that ...

How The Shift In High Stakes Testing Impacts Students Of Low Socioeconomic Status In A Suburban Junior High School, 2015 The College at Brockport

#### How The Shift In High Stakes Testing Impacts Students Of Low Socioeconomic Status In A Suburban Junior High School, Amanda M. Eagan

*Education and Human Development Master's Theses*

This research project is a pilot study that analyzed student standardized tests performance across the mathematics standards shift and socioeconomic status (SES). The shift from state standards, most often known as the NCTM standards, to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in the past four years was anticipated to cause performance data to decrease. The National Council of Teachers in Mathematics (NCTM) established guidelines to support the roll out of the CCSS, which many states have adopted across the United States (US). This study examined seventh and eighth grade student performance on New York (NY) State Mathematics tests from 2010 ...

Engaging Teenagers With Science Through Comics, 2015 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

#### Engaging Teenagers With Science Through Comics, Judy Diamond

*DBER Speaker Series*

Graphic novels or comics are powerful tools to motivate youth to become interested in science. Embedding science concepts into a story with graphics that appeal to teen culture makes abstract content approachable, stimulates youth interest, and promotes learning. This presentation will discuss the goals of the NIH‐funded World of Viruses and Biology of Human comic series and the research results that support using these approaches.

On Mathematics And Culture: Insights From An International School, 2015 Bilkent University

#### On Mathematics And Culture: Insights From An International School, M. Sencer Corlu, Burcu Alapala

*Journal of Humanistic Mathematics*

We explore the factors that influence the relationship between mathematics and culture in the international school context. First, we share some thoughts about international schools in general and the international mathematics curriculum implemented at the middle grades level at our school in particular. Second, we present some interesting snapshots from our culturally-diverse mathematics classrooms.

How Can Mathematics Students Learn To Play?, 2015 Adelphi University

#### How Can Mathematics Students Learn To Play?, Christopher K. Storm, Holly Zullo

*Journal of Humanistic Mathematics*

When we teach mathematics, we strive to teach students to think like mathematicians. In this paper we discuss one particular mathematical habit of mind that students do not naturally display. More specifically our study of voting patterns in data collected from classroom voting questions indicates that the undergraduate students who were in the classes using these questions did not understand the significance of counterexamples to statements, or lacked the ability to construct them, or both. Searching for counterexamples to disprove statements is a natural habit of mind for professional mathematicians. In this paper we give examples, and make some recommendations ...

Recreational Mathematics – Only For Fun?, 2015 Dalarna University

#### Recreational Mathematics – Only For Fun?, Lovisa Sumpter

*Journal of Humanistic Mathematics*

In this paper, I explore recreational mathematics from two perspectives. I first study how the concept appears in educational policy documents such as standards, syllabi, and curricula from a selection of countries to see if and in what way recreational mathematics can play a part in school mathematics. I find that recreational mathematics can be a central part, as in the case of India, but also completely invisible, as in the standards from USA. In the second part of the report, I take an educational historical approach. I observe that throughout history, recreational mathematics has been an important tool for ...

Improving Project Success In An Online Mathematics Course, 2015 Longwood University

#### Improving Project Success In An Online Mathematics Course, David Shoenthal

*Journal of Humanistic Mathematics*

With more mathematics courses migrating to online environments, it is important to know whether these courses are comparable to their face-to-face counterparts. To that end, in two different years, I taught an online and a face-to-face section of the same finite mathematics course. After analyzing the data regarding differences in the two sections for the first year, I incorporated changes intended to improve the consistency of project success between the two sections as well as the overall success of the class projects in the online section. My main tool was mimicking the interaction of group members and providing immediate instructor ...

On The Persistence And Attrition Of Women In Mathematics, 2015 Central Michigan University

#### On The Persistence And Attrition Of Women In Mathematics, Katrina Piatek-Jimenez

*Journal of Humanistic Mathematics*

The purpose of this study was to investigate what motivates women to choose mathematics as an undergraduate major and to further explore what shapes their future career goals, paying particular attention to their undergraduate experiences and their perceptions of the role of gender in these decisions. A series of semi-structured, individual interviews were conducted with twelve undergraduate women mathematics majors who were attending either a large public university or a small liberal arts college. This study found that strong mathematical identities and enjoyment of mathematics heavily influenced their decisions to major in mathematics. At the career selection stage, these women ...

Vehicles On The Road To Reform, 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

#### Vehicles On The Road To Reform, Julie Thomas, Sandra B. Cooper

*DBER Speaker Series*

Though elementary teacher educators introduce new, reform‐based strategies in science and mathematics methods courses, researchers wondered how novices negotiate reform strategies once they enter the elementary school culture. Given that the extent of parents’ and veteran teachers’ influence on novice teachers is largely unknown, this grounded theory study explored parents’ and teachers’ expectations of children’s optimal science and mathematics learning in the current era of reform. Data consisted of semi‐structured, open‐ended interviews with novice teachers (n=20), veteran teachers (n=9), and parents (n=28). Researchers followed three stages of coding procedures to develop a logic ...

How The Shift In High Stakes Testing Impacts Students Of Low Socioeconomic Status In A Suburban Junior High School, 2015 The College at Brockport State University of New York

#### How The Shift In High Stakes Testing Impacts Students Of Low Socioeconomic Status In A Suburban Junior High School, Amanda M. Eagan Ms.

*Amanda M Eagan Ms.*

This research project is a pilot study that analyzed student standardized tests performance across the mathematics standards shift and socioeconomic status (SES). The shift from state standards, most often known as the NCTM standards, to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in the past four years was anticipated to cause performance data to decrease. The National Council of Teachers in Mathematics (NCTM) established guidelines to support the roll out of the CCSS, which many states have adopted across the United States (US). This study examined seventh and eighth grade student performance on New York (NY) State Mathematics tests from 2010 ...

Applying Cooperative Learning To The New York State Living Environment Curriculum, 2015 The College at Brockport

#### Applying Cooperative Learning To The New York State Living Environment Curriculum, James R. Franklin

*Education and Human Development Master's Theses*

According to the National Education Association, students need to be prepared to be contributing members in global society (2012). Therefore, students need to learn how to collaborate and communicate with peers in a group. So far, competition has been prevalent in the academics of the United States (Shindler, 2009). Cooperative learning provides a teaching approach based on group success. Furthermore, there is a plethora of benefits from the use of cooperative learning in the science classroom. It promotes psychological health and high academic achievement (Johnson, Johnson & Roseth, 2010; Mesch, Johnson and Johnson, 2001). Cooperative learning is also a good approach for student ...