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Effects Of Mathematics Professional Development On Growth In Teacher Mathematical Content Knowledge, Carol Elizabeth Cronk Jan 2012

Effects Of Mathematics Professional Development On Growth In Teacher Mathematical Content Knowledge, Carol Elizabeth Cronk

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The purpose of this project was to determine if there was a correlation between teachers' scores on fractions items on project assessments and the percentage of participation time in professional development activities.


An Effective Science Education Program Can Be A Deterrent To The Drop Out Of Hispanic Females, Sally Anne Field Jan 2005

An Effective Science Education Program Can Be A Deterrent To The Drop Out Of Hispanic Females, Sally Anne Field

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The purpose of this study is to look at parallel factors between the Hispanic female dropout rate and possible resiliency methods such as retention through inquiry based science education. This type of educational program might provide insight into the many educational possibilities that are open to Hispanic females.


Concept Attainment In Mathematics Within Content-Based Instruction For Secondary English As A Second Language, Kwang-Sug Lee Jan 2005

Concept Attainment In Mathematics Within Content-Based Instruction For Secondary English As A Second Language, Kwang-Sug Lee

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The purpose of this project is to provide a useful model, the Concept Attainment Model in Mathematics, which implicates the concept attainment teaching method based on adjunct content-based instruction by using visuals and manipulatives in order to help ESL students be successful for both substantive content areas.


A Model For Instructional Integration For Science And English-Language Development, Patricia Diane Andreano Jan 2005

A Model For Instructional Integration For Science And English-Language Development, Patricia Diane Andreano

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This project recommends a professional development model for the integration of language arts and science skills to improve the literacy and scientific proficiency of elementary students, specifically English language learners. The goal is to prepare students to score well on the fluency aspects of the advanced levels of the California English Language Development Test (CELDT).


Assessing High School Students' Conceptions Of The Size, Age, And Distance Of Astronomical Objects, Tracy Jean Lawrence Jan 2004

Assessing High School Students' Conceptions Of The Size, Age, And Distance Of Astronomical Objects, Tracy Jean Lawrence

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The purpose of this research study is to identify student conceptions about the size, distance, and age of various objects associated with space science. After reviewing the literature related to this study, there seems to be a need for continued research at the high school level in the field of astronomy conceptualization.


A Curriculum Of Non-Routine Problems In The Middle School, Adam James Deleon Jan 2004

A Curriculum Of Non-Routine Problems In The Middle School, Adam James Deleon

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This project is a study to determine if a group of middle school students can improve their problem solving ability by means of curriculum of nonroutine problems that was presented over a six month period.


A Comparative Analysis Of Student Performance Utilizing Computer Based Instruction And Teacher Based Instruction Within A Secondary Mathematics Setting, John Douglas Sawtelle Jan 2002

A Comparative Analysis Of Student Performance Utilizing Computer Based Instruction And Teacher Based Instruction Within A Secondary Mathematics Setting, John Douglas Sawtelle

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This project addresses the question: does computer based instruction enhance student learning when compared to traditional lecture or teacher based instruction? The overall purpose of this project was an assessment of student performance before and after using computer based instruction versus a before and after assessment using traditional teacher based instruction.


A High School Physics Instructor's Website: Design, Implementation, And Evaluation, Richard Neal White Jan 2002

A High School Physics Instructor's Website: Design, Implementation, And Evaluation, Richard Neal White

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In order to test the ability of the Internet to supplement classroom instruction, an instructor-authored WWW site crashwhite.com was developed for two Berkeley High courses: Advanced Placement (AP) physics, and college-prep physics class. The website was intended to supplement classroom instruction by making classroom materials available to students and parents outside the classroom, and to facilitate increased teacher-parent, teacher-student, and student-student communication.


The Effectiveness Of Integrating Technology Into Science Eduaction (Sic) Compared To The Traditional Science Classroom, Kimberly Ann Sigears Jan 2002

The Effectiveness Of Integrating Technology Into Science Eduaction (Sic) Compared To The Traditional Science Classroom, Kimberly Ann Sigears

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The goal of this project is to assist the teacher in integrating technology into a seventh grade science classroom, with an emphasis on the human body systems. Through the integration of technology into science education, this project aided in enhancing the learning environment, while motivating students to become more active participants in their learning experience.


Using Computer Technology To Enhance Science Education, Cynthia Lynn Peterson Jan 2002

Using Computer Technology To Enhance Science Education, Cynthia Lynn Peterson

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The purpose of this project is to determine if using computer technology as a tool for conceptual change would be an effective pedagogical strategy in replacing science misconceptions.


Is Concept Mapping An Effective Tool For Evaluation Of Student Learning In Science?, Linda Jean Foster Jan 2001

Is Concept Mapping An Effective Tool For Evaluation Of Student Learning In Science?, Linda Jean Foster

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Concept mapping is a metacognitive learning strategy which often improves a learner's ability to construct new knowledge. This action research project was intended to determine the level of effectiveness of concept mapping as a student learning intervention. Students in two high school science classes constructed concept maps before and after instruction during a unit of study about volcanoes. The maps were analyzed for increases in complexity and indications of learning. The concept maps were then compared for differences by groups based on volcano unit test scores. Based on the analysis of the matched pairs of concept maps, those maps ...


Mathematics, Technology, And Gender: Closing Gender Differences With A High School Web Site, Steven Lee Holifield Jan 2001

Mathematics, Technology, And Gender: Closing Gender Differences With A High School Web Site, Steven Lee Holifield

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This project focuses on using technology to help motivate young females to make use of a high school web site to lesson anxieties and increase interest in mathematics and the use of technology. Additionally, it acts as a model to create an educational web site that brings about better communication within a community.


Development Of A Life Science Curriculum For Kindergarten And First Grade Reflecting The Theories Of Multiple Intelligence And Brain-Based Learning, Barbara Jean Dudeck Jan 2001

Development Of A Life Science Curriculum For Kindergarten And First Grade Reflecting The Theories Of Multiple Intelligence And Brain-Based Learning, Barbara Jean Dudeck

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The purpose of this project was to address the need for making the subject matter of life science accessible to all kindergarten and first grade students.


Fifth Grade Students' Perceptions Of Sts Issues: An Action Research Project To Explore A Process For Identifying Students' Knowledge And Understandings Of Science, Technology, And Society (Sts) Issues, Chris Elaine Mahoney Jan 2001

Fifth Grade Students' Perceptions Of Sts Issues: An Action Research Project To Explore A Process For Identifying Students' Knowledge And Understandings Of Science, Technology, And Society (Sts) Issues, Chris Elaine Mahoney

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This study looked at fifth grade students' perceptions of the importance of twenty science, technology, and society issues and the relationships between these issues.


Using Blackboard Technologies As An Instructional Supplement For Teaching High School Chemistry, Steven Louis Coulombe Jan 2001

Using Blackboard Technologies As An Instructional Supplement For Teaching High School Chemistry, Steven Louis Coulombe

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This project attempts to use an on-line telecommunication supplement to extend the boundary of the classroom beyond the limits of time and space in order to improve communication and extend the reach of the classroom.


The Development Of Scientific Concepts Through Literacy As A Mediational Tool, Kenneth Phil Ingram Jan 2001

The Development Of Scientific Concepts Through Literacy As A Mediational Tool, Kenneth Phil Ingram

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This project analyzes the progress of 20 first grade, Spanish speaking students through a weather science unit. The study observes how students respond to literacy and science learning events.


Using Web Pages To Enhance Communication And Learning In The Math Classroom, Joy Cappello Gorman Jan 2001

Using Web Pages To Enhance Communication And Learning In The Math Classroom, Joy Cappello Gorman

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The purpose of this document is to review the incorporation of technology into a math classroom. With technology becoming more a part of our growing society it is important for teachers and students to stay up with the times.


Integrating Internet Technology To Support Fraction Instruction In The Elementary Classroon, Melonie Ann Jacksin Jan 2000

Integrating Internet Technology To Support Fraction Instruction In The Elementary Classroon, Melonie Ann Jacksin

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No abstract provided.


The Use Of Technology In Meeting Science Reform Criteria: Can Web-Based Instruction Promote Scientific Literacy?, Karen Fay Vogt Jan 1999

The Use Of Technology In Meeting Science Reform Criteria: Can Web-Based Instruction Promote Scientific Literacy?, Karen Fay Vogt

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Science educators are currently facing the challenge of reforming the practices of science education. Publications of various science and educational organizations have established new criteria for accomplishing this goal. The new goal of science educators is scientific literacy for all.


Developing Understanding And Fluency With Numbers, Catherine Ann Corr Jan 1999

Developing Understanding And Fluency With Numbers, Catherine Ann Corr

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This project will provide support for teachers who have solid understanding of math as the goal for the students in their classrooms. Using the district adopted course of study as the foundation, this project will provide a curriculum supplement for the first grade.


Integrating The New California State Science Standards With Successful Middle School Curriculum Methodologies, Mary Catherine Ahearn, Kathleen Ryan Been, Paula Reynolds Jan 1999

Integrating The New California State Science Standards With Successful Middle School Curriculum Methodologies, Mary Catherine Ahearn, Kathleen Ryan Been, Paula Reynolds

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No abstract provided.


The Use Of A Computer Assisted Learning Program For Teaching And Reinforcing The Basic Mathematical Skills, Benny Edward Boswell, Henrietta Gale Boswell Jan 1999

The Use Of A Computer Assisted Learning Program For Teaching And Reinforcing The Basic Mathematical Skills, Benny Edward Boswell, Henrietta Gale Boswell

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The purpose of this project is to provide an instructional computer program that will be an alternative way to teach and reinforce basic mathematics skills for any student that is having difficulty in any given area and for students that are falling behind in the regular math class.


Improving Students' Math Problem-Solving Skills In A Computer-Assisted Learning Environment, Yongjian Zhen Jan 1999

Improving Students' Math Problem-Solving Skills In A Computer-Assisted Learning Environment, Yongjian Zhen

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No abstract provided.


The Use Of Manipulatives And Thematic Units To Aid With Learning, To Create Interest, And To Increase Involvement For At-Risk Students In Consumer Math, Michael Dean Marzilli, Michael Howard Minier Jan 1998

The Use Of Manipulatives And Thematic Units To Aid With Learning, To Create Interest, And To Increase Involvement For At-Risk Students In Consumer Math, Michael Dean Marzilli, Michael Howard Minier

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No abstract provided.


A Unit On Proportional Relationships: A Preparation For Algebra, Jennifer Virginie Pidgeon, Katherine Anne Yule Jan 1998

A Unit On Proportional Relationships: A Preparation For Algebra, Jennifer Virginie Pidgeon, Katherine Anne Yule

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No abstract provided.


Electronic Portfolio For Mathematical Problem Solving In The Elementary School, Patricia Amelia Deragisch Jan 1997

Electronic Portfolio For Mathematical Problem Solving In The Elementary School, Patricia Amelia Deragisch

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Electronic portfolio for mathematical problem solving in the elementary school is an authentic assessment tool for teachers and students to utilize in evaluating mathematical skills. It is a computer-based interactive software program to allow teachers to easily access student work in the problem solving area for assessment purposes, and to store multimedia work samples over time.


Integrating Fractions Into A Constructivist Classroom, Lorelee Ann Greek Jan 1997

Integrating Fractions Into A Constructivist Classroom, Lorelee Ann Greek

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No abstract provided.


Are We Being Fair To Females?: A Look At Gender Differences In Science, Keith Andrew Prather Jan 1997

Are We Being Fair To Females?: A Look At Gender Differences In Science, Keith Andrew Prather

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No abstract provided.


Using Technology To Reinforce The Elementary Science Framework, Earl Joseph Holland Jan 1996

Using Technology To Reinforce The Elementary Science Framework, Earl Joseph Holland

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No abstract provided.


Perceptions And Attitudes Of Students, Teachers, And Parents About Middle School Science Fairs, Norma Beth Greenfield Jan 1996

Perceptions And Attitudes Of Students, Teachers, And Parents About Middle School Science Fairs, Norma Beth Greenfield

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The problem addressed in this study was to determine what students, parents, and teachers perceive to be the main reason a school has a science fair, and whether they believe science fairs accomplish their goals. Attitudes toward competition, awarding of prizes, voluntary versus required participation, and alternatives to science fairs were also examined and compared among the groups.