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Cooperative Learning On Mathematical Problem Solving: Reflections By A Traditional Teacher And Her Students, Diana Metsisto Dec 1990

Cooperative Learning On Mathematical Problem Solving: Reflections By A Traditional Teacher And Her Students, Diana Metsisto

Critical and Creative Thinking Capstones Collection

As our society becomes more technologically complex, the educational system preparing our students to become citizens of this society must adapt to met changing demands. Mathematical literacy of the 21st century will require a different model of mathematics education than that which served in the past. This thesis argues for a model of mathematics education which includes as key components: problem solving, question posing, cooperative learning, concrete manipulatives, and teaching for thinking. This new model sets forth guidelines for a facilitative approach to the teaching of mathematics as opposed to the more traditional, authoritative model. This facilitative model is based ...


The Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy: A Case Study Of The Creation Of An Organizational Culture, Constance Hatcher Dec 1990

The Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy: A Case Study Of The Creation Of An Organizational Culture, Constance Hatcher

IMSA History

The study examined the creation of an organizational culture at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. The study focused on the concept of change and the effects of change on the organization and the organizational participants since the creation of the Academy in 1985. Changes in the structure and management of the Academy provided the basis for participant response.

The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy is a public, three-year, residential school for students from the State of Illinois who are highly gifted in mathematics and science. Selected students enter having completed the ninth grade. The rigorous comprehensive curriculum, with strong ...


Leon Lederman: Nobel Laureate And Illinois' First Science Adviser, William H. Allen Nov 1990

Leon Lederman: Nobel Laureate And Illinois' First Science Adviser, William H. Allen

Various Documents

Leon N. Lederman, Illinois' first science adviser, worries about "the glaze." It coats the eyes of politicians when scientific subjects come up. The glaze might not be so important if it weren't for the fact that crucial policy issues involving science and technology are everywhere: global climate change, solid waste disposal, high-speed rail transit and stimulation of the advanced technology industry — to name just a few.


Education Research Will Not Profit From Radical Constructivism, William W. Cobern Nov 1990

Education Research Will Not Profit From Radical Constructivism, William W. Cobern

Scientific Literacy and Cultural Studies Project

There are moments when philosophy captures the educator's attention. Such an occasion was the opening night of the 1990 annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching. Ernst von Glasersfeld gave a highly stimulating lecture on "radical constructivism." Radical constructivism is an epistemological philosophy that divorces knowing from any notion that reality is the referent of knowledge. Radical constructivists argue that adopting this view, rather than realist views, will help teachers improve science instruction. This, however, would mean a dramatic shift away from critical realism which has deep historical roots in Western thought, and which arguably ...


Ua66 1989-1990 Annual Report, Wku Ogden College Of Science & Engineering Oct 1990

Ua66 1989-1990 Annual Report, Wku Ogden College Of Science & Engineering

WKU Archives Records

Annual report created by then Ogden College of Science, Technology and Health which highlights students, faculty, alumni, international activities, facilities and equipment and departments:

  • Agriculture
  • Allied Health
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering Technology
  • Geography & Geology
  • Health & Safety
  • Industrial Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Nursing
  • Physics & Astronomy


The Effect Of Self-Concept On Math Achievement In Fourth Grade Students, Scott Thomas Cote Jul 1990

The Effect Of Self-Concept On Math Achievement In Fourth Grade Students, Scott Thomas Cote

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a correlation between self-concept and math achievement on a standardized test for a heterogeneous group of forty-eight fourth grade students. Also studied were the relationships of self-concept and math achievement on students from single parent homes and students from two-parent households and the differences between male and female students in the areas of self-concept and math achievement.

Forty-eight fourth grade students from a suburban school district in Rochester, New York were the subjects of this study. Twelve of the forty-eight were from broken homes.

The math section of the ...


A Study Of Spatial Ability As A Predictor Of Success In New York State Regents Chemistry, Dana Meredith May 1990

A Study Of Spatial Ability As A Predictor Of Success In New York State Regents Chemistry, Dana Meredith

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine which of the following variables contributed most to students' success on the New York State Regents Chemistry examination. The four variables to be assessed are Space Relations, Numerical Ability, Verbal Reasoning and Language Usage. Studies by Carter, LaRussa and Bodner (1987) using college students enrolled in general chemistry suggest there is a significant relationship between spatial ability and chemistry performance.

Based on such research, it is hypothesized that a similar relationship exists at the secondary level. In order to see if such a relationship exists an investigation to determine the validity of ...


The Humanistic Aspects Of Mathematics And Their Importance, Philip J. Davis May 1990

The Humanistic Aspects Of Mathematics And Their Importance, Philip J. Davis

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Real Needs Of School Children, Hassler Whitney May 1990

Real Needs Of School Children, Hassler Whitney

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Teaching Global Issues Through Mathematics, Richard H. Schwartz May 1990

Teaching Global Issues Through Mathematics, Richard H. Schwartz

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Heuristic Thinking And Mathematics, J. F. Lucas May 1990

Heuristic Thinking And Mathematics, J. F. Lucas

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Preparing Teachers To Teach Mathematics Within A Humanistic Perspective, Beatriz S. D'Ambrosio May 1990

Preparing Teachers To Teach Mathematics Within A Humanistic Perspective, Beatriz S. D'Ambrosio

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


1990 Second Annual Imsa Presentation Day, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy May 1990

1990 Second Annual Imsa Presentation Day, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

IMSAloquium Abstract Booklets

The Second Annual Presentation Day was funded in part by a grant from the Mayer and Morris Kaplan Foundation.


A Logico-Structural, Worldview Analysis Of The Interrelationship Between Science Interest, Gender, And Concept Of Nature, William W. Cobern, Jane E. Ellington, Daniel M. Schores Apr 1990

A Logico-Structural, Worldview Analysis Of The Interrelationship Between Science Interest, Gender, And Concept Of Nature, William W. Cobern, Jane E. Ellington, Daniel M. Schores

Scientific Literacy and Cultural Studies Project

A few years ago I was speaking with a distinguished professor of science explaining to him my concern for the low level of science interest among school level students. I remarked that in my view a major contributor to this lack of interest was the methodology used to teach science. Students forsake science because their own orientation to the world does not allow them to appreciate science as it is typically taught (Cobern, 1989a). The professor immediately added to my sentence "and believed by the vast majority of qualified practitioners." He went on to say that this dropping away of ...


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 ...


A Basic Math Curriculum: Issues And Design, Eugenie Ballering Jan 1990

A Basic Math Curriculum: Issues And Design, Eugenie Ballering

Master's Capstone Projects

No abstract provided.


Case Study In The Design And Organization Of A Learning Program: The Food Oils In Africa Network, Jonathan Otto Jan 1990

Case Study In The Design And Organization Of A Learning Program: The Food Oils In Africa Network, Jonathan Otto

Master's Capstone Projects

No abstract provided.


1989-90 Annual Report, Illinois' Investment, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Jan 1990

1989-90 Annual Report, Illinois' Investment, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

Annual Reports

In many ways, the 1989-90 school year at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy can best be described as a year of re-creation. Having successfully met the challenges of the start-up years (1986-1989), our fourth school year became a time for thoughtful reflection, refocus and renewal. Within the context of strategic planning, we began to examine our values and beliefs, to clarify our mission and aspirations, and to develop bold, innovative strategies for achieving our institutional objectives.


Estuarine Studies : An Activities Text For Maine Schools, Education Division - Department Of Marine Resources Jan 1990

Estuarine Studies : An Activities Text For Maine Schools, Education Division - Department Of Marine Resources

Maine Collection

Estuarine Studies : An Activities Text for Maine Schools

Fisheries Education Unit #16 - Produced by The Education Division, Department of Marine Resources, State House Station 21, Augusta, Maine 04333-0021.

Revised 1990. Printed Under Appropriation No. 3140.3260.



Analise Quantitativa Do Currículo Escolar [Quantitative Analysis Of The School Curriclum], Karl M. Lorenz Jan 1990

Analise Quantitativa Do Currículo Escolar [Quantitative Analysis Of The School Curriclum], Karl M. Lorenz

Education Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Art, Science, Or Trade, Robert A. Green Jan 1990

Art, Science, Or Trade, Robert A. Green

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

Several definitions of the term "engineer" are presented, discussed, and contrasted with the term "scientist". These definitions demonstrate the fundamental differences between engineers and scientists and their professions The engineering method is compared with the scientific method and the value of each is discussed. Several aspects of engineering education are covered. The need for more liberally educated engineers is emphasized and the impact of computers on engineering education and the engineering profession is discussed. The value of a good science foundation in an undergraduate engineering program is also stressed. An engineering education is only as good as the engineering educators ...


Editorial Board & Iowa Academy Of Science Officers And Directors Jan 1990

Editorial Board & Iowa Academy Of Science Officers And Directors

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS

No abstract provided.


Back Cover Jan 1990

Back Cover

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS

No abstract provided.


Semiquantitative Exercises Illustrating The Effect Of Pressure And Volume Changes For Fixed Amounts Of Air, Kevin C. De Berg Jan 1990

Semiquantitative Exercises Illustrating The Effect Of Pressure And Volume Changes For Fixed Amounts Of Air, Kevin C. De Berg

Science and Mathematics Papers and Journal Articles

In this article, examples of such qualitative, or semi-quantitative exercises dealing with the effects of pressure and volume changes for fixed amounts of air are presented and discussed


Order And Chance In Nature And Scripture: Towards A Basis For Constructive Dialogue, Kevin C. De Berg Jan 1990

Order And Chance In Nature And Scripture: Towards A Basis For Constructive Dialogue, Kevin C. De Berg

Science and Mathematics Papers and Journal Articles

In this essay I will deal with just two aspects related to the fundamental questions being addressed by science and theology. These are the concepts of order and chance. Firstly I will define how these terms will be used in this paper I will then deal with how the concepts of order and chance have developed within the study of nature in the scientific context and follow this with the use of the concepts in the scriptural context. It is then intended to discuss how these concepts can be used as a basis for dialogue. This is followed by a ...


Cover - Table Of Contents Jan 1990

Cover - Table Of Contents

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS

No abstract provided.


Front Matter Jan 1990

Front Matter

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS

No abstract provided.


Climate Trends In Iowa, Richard E. Carlson Jan 1990

Climate Trends In Iowa, Richard E. Carlson

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS

Long-term trends for various weather elements are presented for the period 1900-1988. Summer and winter season, and annual air temperature patterns are statistically weak because of large inrerannual variability, but trends are evident. There was a general warming from 1900 until the 40's, with a leveling or slight cooling following. Since the mid-70's, a warming trend seems to be taking place, but this cannot be confirmed. Spring season air temperatures showed no trend except that the most recent 4 years (1985-1988) were decidedly warmer than normal. Winter season air temperatures showed a change in trend in the 30 ...


Atmospheric Response To 1988 Drought Conditions And Future Climate Implications, Michael D. Mccorcle Jan 1990

Atmospheric Response To 1988 Drought Conditions And Future Climate Implications, Michael D. Mccorcle

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS

Plentiful precipitation in the central United States is one of the basic components of the successful agricultural industry in the Corn Belt. A combination of moisture, wind, and topographic factors creates an ideal condition for rainfall over most of the region during the late spring and early summer. In 1988, many ingredients necessary for wet weather were absent. The region experienced a drought unequalled since the 1930's. The drought of 1988 demonstrated chat the symptom of drought, namely, dry soils, can exacerbate and even perpetuate drought conditions by decreasing available moisture, altering circulation patterns vital to storm development, and ...


Climate Change And The Potential Impact On The Soil Resource, J. L. Hatfield Jan 1990

Climate Change And The Potential Impact On The Soil Resource, J. L. Hatfield

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS

Climatic change will lead to changes in the carbon dioxide C02, temperature, and precipitation. There have been many predictions of the effect of climatic change on plant growth but none on the soil parameters or water use. To fully understand the implications on soil management from climate change the expected changes in soil temperature, water use, and water and nutrient use efficiency need quantification.