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A Visual Guide To General Chemistry Topics, Victoria Kong May 2017

A Visual Guide To General Chemistry Topics, Victoria Kong

Chemistry and Physics Undergraduate Theses

Using some of the most frequently asked questions during General and Essentials of Chemistry tutoring sessions, this compilation of illustrated worksheets and concept maps was assembled. Left black and white, the pages of this booklet are meant to help facilitate student interaction with their own notes, allowing them to color code, fill in, and annotate whatever they see fit. In bringing material that is typically presented to students via textbook or plain text in a way that is illustrated and creative, it helps to reach the visual side of students’ brains and allow them to see connections that they might ...


Confidence Intervals In A High School Statistics Class, Alexander Chopyak Apr 2016

Confidence Intervals In A High School Statistics Class, Alexander Chopyak

Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science Undergraduate Theses

In order to be a functioning member of society, it is important that a citizen understands basic statistics. One key topic in particular is confidence intervals. There are confidence intervals in everyday life, no matter if you are a person in college or just a person in society. Many claims about population rely on a sample and the statistics of confidence intervals. For example: We believe, with 95% confidence, that 40% ± 3% of Americans will approve a new law by Congress, meaning that we are 95% confident that any sample formed in this way will have a proportion or mean ...


Suggested Types Of Manipulatives To Aid In Teaching Geometry To Various Age Groups Of Students, Tessa Berg Apr 2015

Suggested Types Of Manipulatives To Aid In Teaching Geometry To Various Age Groups Of Students, Tessa Berg

Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science Undergraduate Theses

Geometry is a complex and visual discipline. Because geometry includes abstract concepts, geometry teachers often use manipulatives to make concepts visible and tangible. In this thesis, the question is proposed: which types of manipulatives are most beneficial to which age groups based on student achievement, student engagement and the Common Core State Standards. This thesis analyzes the existing research about the use of different types of manipulatives with different age groups. The research was separated into age group brackets, kindergarten through second grade, third grade through fifth grade, sixth grade through eighth grade, and ninth grade through twelfth grade. The ...


The Role Of Math Modeling In The Common Core, Ashley Perez Apr 2014

The Role Of Math Modeling In The Common Core, Ashley Perez

Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science Undergraduate Theses

Mathematics education in the United States has been through many reforms, the latest of which is the Common Core State Standards Initiative. While many of the old standards are modifications of the existing standards, the process of mathematical modeling introduced by the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics is one of the major changes. Modeling is a way to link the classroom to real world problems and enables students to problem solve, think critically, collaborate with other students, and use a variety of mathematical tools to answer problems. We first explore modeling within the Common Core State Standards Initiative for ...


A Cooperative Approach To The N-Solution Problem, Sean Murray Apr 2012

A Cooperative Approach To The N-Solution Problem, Sean Murray

Chemistry and Physics Undergraduate Theses

Collaboration is an ever-present element in scientific research today. Even within laboratories and research teams, colleagues need to analyze, interpret, and disseminate research outcomes individually. Despite this need, the interdependence of scientists is seldom emphasized. We have added collaborative skill to the learning outcomes of a qualitative analysis laboratory exercise. Student collaboration, interdependence and enjoyment were measured using an anonymous survey and showed a marked increase over the control group in all areas. Presented here is the design with results from the lab protocol testing phase.


Unconventional Reaction Media: A Solvent-Based Discovery Lab For First-Year Undergraduates, Conrad Addison Apr 2011

Unconventional Reaction Media: A Solvent-Based Discovery Lab For First-Year Undergraduates, Conrad Addison

Chemistry and Physics Undergraduate Theses

A general chemistry laboratory that illustrates the effectiveness and benign nature of unconventional reaction media is outlined in a three step procedure: 1) a solventless condensation reaction between two solids, 2) an oxidative coupling reaction in the presence of a liquid carbon dioxide solvent, and 3) the synthesis of an organic-transition metal complex in aqueous solvent. This laboratory exercise is designed illustrate the advantages and utility of alternative solvents through a straightforward procedure with visually qualitative results while further exploring the function of solvents in the synthetic process. The laboratory experiments address waste prevention and the use of innocuous solvents ...


Rural Water Disinfection In The Developing World: Designing A General Chemistry Lab Experience, Mickey Doherty Apr 2010

Rural Water Disinfection In The Developing World: Designing A General Chemistry Lab Experience, Mickey Doherty

Chemistry and Physics Undergraduate Theses

A simple electrolysis apparatus was set up with a 10 wt% NaCl solution using a stainless steel cathode and a graphite anode to produce a hypochlorite ion solution. The hypochlorite ion solution was quantified to around 600 ppm by spectrophotometry analysis at 515 nm using N,N-diethyl-p-phenylenediamine (DPD). The efficacy of the hypochlorite solution was determined by contaminating a 1 ppm solution of the hypochlorite solution with the sulfide-producing bacterium, Salmonella typhimurium. At this level, the bacteria were not viable. The procedure used to generate the hypochlorite solution and determine its disinfection effectiveness was adapted to a lab experience for ...


Statistical Retention Analysis Of Enrollment Data At Carroll College, Dustin Dickerson Apr 2010

Statistical Retention Analysis Of Enrollment Data At Carroll College, Dustin Dickerson

Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science Undergraduate Theses

Organizations around the world hire operations scientists and data analysts to ensure their resources are being used to their maximum potential. Colleges and universities are no exceptions. Admissions offices, in particular, store incredible amounts of data about students who attend their institution. This data includes, but is not limited to, high school GPA, SAT and ACT scores, sex, ethnicity, age, household income, and intended major. What schools hope to learn from this data is two-fold: 1. What kind of student is the school most likely/unlikely to retain until graduation? 2. How effective are new retention programs? Knowing what student ...


Exploring The Natural Connection Of Mathematical And Musical Concepts Using Mathematica, Joe Hayter, Sarah Cobb Apr 2002

Exploring The Natural Connection Of Mathematical And Musical Concepts Using Mathematica, Joe Hayter, Sarah Cobb

Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science Undergraduate Theses

Math and music share one very common property; they are both universal languages of the world. Their scientific relationship represents another powerful tie. The harmonious, unique, and enjoyable tunes we hear are surrounded by scientific and mathematical concepts that make music possible. Exploring this natural connection between math and music allows for a more complete understanding of both these subjects. By analyzing the formulas used to create musical notes, examining how to apply matrices to music, and implementing an inter-disciplinary unit of math and music into the classroom, the reader of this thesis will discover the multitude of similarities that ...


Spiralling Through Graph Theory, Melinda Milani Apr 1997

Spiralling Through Graph Theory, Melinda Milani

Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science Undergraduate Theses

The purpose of this thesis is twofold. The first objective is to explore graph theory—both its concepts and applications. The second objective is to use graph theory in a particular application: education. These two objectives culminate course work done at Carroll College under the program of Mathematics—Secondary Education.


Minimum Competency Testing: An Overview Of Testing Programs, Karen Perrier Apr 1981

Minimum Competency Testing: An Overview Of Testing Programs, Karen Perrier

Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science Undergraduate Theses

Probably the greatest alarm to the American Public concerning their education system came about with declining SAT and ACT test scores. The rash declines sparked the realization for the need to examine the school system. The SAT, Scholastic Aptitude Test, and ACT, American College Test, are given to high school college-bound seniors, with one or both required for admission. The SAT is scored on a scale of 200 to 800 in the areas of verbal and mathematic skills. The ACT grading scale ranges from 1 to 36, with an average composite score taken from the areas of English, Math, Social ...