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Gender Differences In Science Education: How Gender Has Impacted The Face Of Science In The United States, Katie O'Leary Apr 2015

Gender Differences In Science Education: How Gender Has Impacted The Face Of Science In The United States, Katie O'Leary

Education Undergraduate Theses

Historically, there existed a large achievement gap between male and female students in STEM fields in the United States. While this gap has drastically decreased, there are still areas of inequity. Recent data show that males and females now perform equally well on measures of scientific aptitude through twelfth grade and are equally likely to receive bachelor’s degrees. However, men are still more likely to receive bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields, as well as higher degrees in STEM fields. Men are also more likely to have STEM careers. This inequity appears to be influenced by a wide variety ...


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 ...


Mathematics Education And Multiple Intelligences, Bethany Brownlee Apr 2007

Mathematics Education And Multiple Intelligences, Bethany Brownlee

Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science Undergraduate Theses

This thesis explores the utilization of Multiple Intelligences in the mathematics classroom. There are eight distinct multiple intelligences found in students. Each intelligence is unique and every student has a blend of the eight intelligences. The thesis discusses different methods and modes for integrating multiple intelligences into the classroom, and more specifically the mathematics classroom. The major contribution of the thesis is 22 original multiple intelligence activities for the mathematics classroom.


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 ...


Mathematica Outside The Lab: Transferring Classroom Material Onto The World Wide Web, Rebecca Baker Apr 2002

Mathematica Outside The Lab: Transferring Classroom Material Onto The World Wide Web, Rebecca Baker

Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science Undergraduate Theses

The Internet has greatly expanded over the last decade, yet there are few options for people wishing to create interactive Web pages that can perform computations and neatly format mathematical expressions. Many educators wish to make classroom labs and exercises available online, without hindering students with more code than necessary. In addition to educators, many companies (such as Analytic Cycling) have a need to include interactive calculators on their Web pages. However, current mathematical tools are lacking in one or more areas. Common problems with current mathematical tools include the following: • Verbose and non-intuitive code • Lack of supporting software • Little ...


Gender Differences In Mathematics Achievement And Confidence In The Learning Of Mathematics In Grades Eight And Nine Of A Montana Community, Darcie Hilton Apr 1992

Gender Differences In Mathematics Achievement And Confidence In The Learning Of Mathematics In Grades Eight And Nine Of A Montana Community, Darcie Hilton

Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science Undergraduate Theses

This thesis reviews past research on gender differences in mathematics achievement and attitudes toward mathematics. The review is divided into three categories: gender differences that have been found in mathematics, possible causes of those gender differences, and ways to eliminate the gender differences. A small community in Montana was tested for gender differences in mathematics achievement and confidence in the learning of mathematics. The subjects consisted of 55 females and 56 males in grades eight and nine. The subjects’ scores on the Fennema-Sherman Confidence in the Learning of Mathematics Scale and the CTBS Mathematics Achievement Test were compared to each ...


The Use Of Hands-On Models In The Teaching Of Geometry In The High School Classroom, Richard O'Leary Apr 1990

The Use Of Hands-On Models In The Teaching Of Geometry In The High School Classroom, Richard O'Leary

Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science Undergraduate Theses

“How can students compete in a mathematical society when they leave school knowing so little mathematics?” This quote is taken from Everybody Counts: A Report to the Nation on the Future of Mathematics Education, and sums up the current concerns of many mathematics educators. The past decade has been filled with disturbing reports, including An Agenda for Action. A Nation at Risk, and Everybody Counts, that deal with the status of the American educational system. In addition to learning that Johnny cannot read, we learned that Johnny also cannot add or subtract. Throughout American high schools, student achievement in mathematics ...


The Use Of A Computer As A Teaching Device For Certain Concepts Of The Calculus, Mary Harris Apr 1975

The Use Of A Computer As A Teaching Device For Certain Concepts Of The Calculus, Mary Harris

Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science Undergraduate Theses

Many concepts involved In the calculus can be presented in a nore obvious Banner by the use of a computer. So much of the calculus involves many very small values that become tedious for a beginning student to calculate. In doing the calculations he loses sight of his objective in the problem. This paper attempts to explore the various possibilities for use of the computer in teaching a course In elementary calculus. There are three basic areas of calculus where a computer could be used as an aid for teaching. These are the limit, the integral calculus and graphing. The ...


The Teaching Of Trigonometry In The Secondary School, Leo Lapke Apr 1957

The Teaching Of Trigonometry In The Secondary School, Leo Lapke

Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science Undergraduate Theses

It is my purpose in the writing of this thesis to give reasons for the teaching of trigonometry in the high school; give a short history of trigonometry and show the importance that trigonometry has played in the world; and to then go into some detail on the material to be covered in a high school trigonometry course and the methods of teaching this material. I will not work example problems for each set of formuli, but will try to have representative problems of each distinct type. Similarly, I will not prove all the identities, but will try to give ...