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The Internet Pyramid, Ann Johnston Dec 1997

The Internet Pyramid, Ann Johnston

Faculty Scholarship – Library Science

Many activity-based articles describe how the Internet can help develop higher level thinking skills. But these skills can be used and assessed only after students have a basic working knowledge of the Internet. This article presents a framework for teaching elementary students to use the Internet in the one-computer classroom.


A Portrait Of Assessment In Reformed Mathematics Classrooms, James R. Kett Dec 1997

A Portrait Of Assessment In Reformed Mathematics Classrooms, James R. Kett

Dissertations

During the past decade, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics published three documents (1989, 1991, 1995) which propose changes in content, instruction, and assessment. These documents call for instructional and assessment goals that support students as they construct their own meaning to mathematics. A next step is to develop assessment models consistent with these goals which would guide and support classroom teachers.

As a result of mathematics reform, many curriculum development projects are underway. One such project is the Core-Plus Mathematics Project (CPMP) . This research documents the assessment practices of four CPMP teachers working in 9th and 10th grade ...


Implications Of Extended College Algebra On Western Kentucky University Students, Julie Anne Baker Dec 1997

Implications Of Extended College Algebra On Western Kentucky University Students, Julie Anne Baker

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

College algebra has the highest enrollment of any mathematics course at Western Kentucky University. In an effort to increase the success rate in this course, Western Kentucky University added an extended version of college algebra to the curriculum in the fall of 1997. The extended version incorporates two days of supervised study per week in addition to traditional lectures. This study investigates the success of the extended college algebra course on achievement rates of Western Kentucky University students.


Ua35/7 Proposal For The Establishment Of The Kentucky Academy Of Mathematics & Science At Wku, Julia Roberts Nov 1997

Ua35/7 Proposal For The Establishment Of The Kentucky Academy Of Mathematics & Science At Wku, Julia Roberts

WKU Archives Records

Initial proposal for the creation of the Gatton Academy at WKU. The proposal was written by Julia Roberts of the WKU's Gifted & Talented Center and submitted to Charles McGruder of WKU's Physics & Astronomy Department.


Teaching College Physics To A Blind Student, Michelle Parry, Mark Brazier, Ephraim Fischbach Nov 1997

Teaching College Physics To A Blind Student, Michelle Parry, Mark Brazier, Ephraim Fischbach

Chemistry and Physics Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


John Dewey, The Math And Science Standards, And The Workplace, Bernard A. Fleishman Nov 1997

John Dewey, The Math And Science Standards, And The Workplace, Bernard A. Fleishman

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Resource Review: Research On Children's Learning As A Tool To Improve Math And Science Teaching, Cynthia Hudley Nov 1997

Resource Review: Research On Children's Learning As A Tool To Improve Math And Science Teaching, Cynthia Hudley

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Garbage Pizza, Patchwork Quilts, And Math Magic: Stories About Teachers Who Love To Teach And Children Who Love To Learn, By Susan Ohanian, Alvin White Nov 1997

Book Review: Garbage Pizza, Patchwork Quilts, And Math Magic: Stories About Teachers Who Love To Teach And Children Who Love To Learn, By Susan Ohanian, Alvin White

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Reflections Of Glenmount Reform Effort, Gail Black, Ruth Miller Nov 1997

Reflections Of Glenmount Reform Effort, Gail Black, Ruth Miller

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Helping Students With Attention Deficit Disorder Succeed In A College Mathematics Class, Pamela E. Matthews Nov 1997

Helping Students With Attention Deficit Disorder Succeed In A College Mathematics Class, Pamela E. Matthews

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


The Reform Calculus Debate And The Psychology Of Learning Mathematics, James M. Cargal Nov 1997

The Reform Calculus Debate And The Psychology Of Learning Mathematics, James M. Cargal

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


A Situational Pedagogy For Elementary Mathematics, Vincent Haag Nov 1997

A Situational Pedagogy For Elementary Mathematics, Vincent Haag

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Teaching Mathematics Appreciation To Nonscience Majors, Josefina Alvarez Nov 1997

Teaching Mathematics Appreciation To Nonscience Majors, Josefina Alvarez

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network Newsletter – Fall 1997 Oct 1997

Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network Newsletter – Fall 1997

Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network

Content:

"The Storm" -- October 1997 by Steven J. Meyer, School of Natural Resource Sciences

NESEN at 1997 NATS Fall Conference

NESEN Announces 1998 Summer Workshop Series

The NESEN "Pod People" are Coming

NESEN to Hire Part-Time Secretary

News from the NESEN Students by Brian Lang, Derek Geise and Peter Gomez

UnSTEDII Seminar at NATS

STEDII GROWS

Drought Education Materials

El Nino

The Miracle Planet Series Now Available

NESEN Membership Grows

Conservation and Survey Division Home Page

Selected Catalogs and Directories Available from the NESEN Lending Library

Special Feature: STEDII Student Articles


Geographic Information Systems In High School Geography Education: A Feasibility Study, C. Sonia Wardley Aug 1997

Geographic Information Systems In High School Geography Education: A Feasibility Study, C. Sonia Wardley

Master's Theses

This research focused on three aspects of the integration of GIS into the high school curriculum. Firstly, the investigation strove to demonstrate how GIS could enrich the high school geography curriculum in Michigan. Secondly, GIS software programs were evaluated for suitability using three techniques, and thirdly, the study area high schools were assessed for their technological capabilities relative to GIS.

The pedagogical and cognitive benefits of using GIS as a tool were established _ from the pertinent literature and the feasibility of incorporating GIS into the curriculum was examined with the reference to the Michigan geography content standards and benchmarks ...


Algebra Anyone?, Leslie Jones, Ted Panitz, Walter Burlage Jul 1997

Algebra Anyone?, Leslie Jones, Ted Panitz, Walter Burlage

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Math Lingo Vs. Plain English: Multiple Entendre, Stephen I. Brown Jul 1997

Math Lingo Vs. Plain English: Multiple Entendre, Stephen I. Brown

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Curriculum Development Via Literary And Musical Forms, Joel K. Haack Jul 1997

Curriculum Development Via Literary And Musical Forms, Joel K. Haack

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


The First Cams Project: A Humanistic Endeavor, Barbara A. Wainwright, Homer W. Austin Jul 1997

The First Cams Project: A Humanistic Endeavor, Barbara A. Wainwright, Homer W. Austin

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network Newsletter – Summer 1997 Jul 1997

Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network Newsletter – Summer 1997

Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network

Content:

Summer Workshop Series Complete

Reminder -- NESEN at 1997 NATS

Update Your 1997-98 NESEN Membership

NESEN Membership Hits 400 Members

NASA Regional Educator Resource Center

Change of CSD Home Page Address

Two New Maps Available from CSD

1997-98 STEDII

NESEN to Develop "Pod" Concept

The Bartak Depression -- Meteorite or Meteorwrong?

News From Brian and Derek

School of Natural Resource Sciences

CD-ROMs available from the NESEN Lending Library


National Science Education Reform And Its Effect On Science Education Reform In North Carolina, Kyle A. Leonard Jun 1997

National Science Education Reform And Its Effect On Science Education Reform In North Carolina, Kyle A. Leonard

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this paper is to give a historical background of the progress of elementary science education reform from a national perspective and to then show the impact of that reform on North Carolina's efforts towards elementary science education reform. A comparison is made between the National Research Council's 1996 publication of the National Science Education Standards and North Carolina's 1994 publication of the new Standard Course of Study: Science K-12. The comparison shows that North Carolina has made an effort to incorporate the national vision of science education reform into its own vision of science ...


Relevant Design Experiences For Agricultural And Biosystems Engineers: Team Focus Through Competition, D. Raj Raman, Ronald E. Yoder Jun 1997

Relevant Design Experiences For Agricultural And Biosystems Engineers: Team Focus Through Competition, D. Raj Raman, Ronald E. Yoder

D. Raj Raman

The multitude of specializations within biosystems engineering makes traditional capstone design courses, which typically focus on a single topic, less relevant. In our department, our year-long capstone design experience involves machine component design. While this experience is useful to students in all concentrations, ideally, students concentrating on biological-, food-, and soil and water-engineering will have a capstone design experience that integrates their unique technical capabilities. New capstone courses should also enhance the broader skills of undergraduate engineers, including teamwork, time and resource management, oral and written communication, and integrated computer skills. However, a variety of issues militate against simply adding ...


The Evolution Of An Introductory Biological Engineering Course: Design Is The Endpoint!, D. Raj Raman Jun 1997

The Evolution Of An Introductory Biological Engineering Course: Design Is The Endpoint!, D. Raj Raman

D. Raj Raman

Four the past four years, I have taught the sophomore level course, Agricultural Engineering 243 Material and Energy Flows in Biological Systems each spring semester. During the first offering, I used the lecture method to transmit information, and homework assignments and exams to reinforce skills and test comprehension. The greatest weakness of this technique seemed the lack of hands-on experience which I gave my students, and their subsequent lack of physical intuition. Enhancing their physical intuition drove the first curricular revision—using in-class demonstrations and simulations of key physical and biological processes. This technique did not work as well as ...


Conceptual Change In Working Physics Classrooms, John Clement, J. Monaghan May 1997

Conceptual Change In Working Physics Classrooms, John Clement, J. Monaghan

John J. Clement

No abstract provided.


A Study Of Personalized Systems Of Instruction For The Community College Student In Developmental Mathematics, Debra A. Wimer May 1997

A Study Of Personalized Systems Of Instruction For The Community College Student In Developmental Mathematics, Debra A. Wimer

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine if the Urban Challenge Grant program, a modified "Personalized System of Instruction"(PSI) was more effective and efficient than the traditional lecture method of instruction for community college students testing into the lowest level of developmental mathematics. Students were separated into an experimental group (Urban Challenge Grant program) and a control group (traditional lecture method). Each group was given a New Jersey College Basic Skills Placement Test (NJCBSPT) pre-test. The experimental group, after one semester of instruction, was given the post-NJCBSPT. The control group students were given the post-NJCBSPT after 2 semesters ...


A Study Of The N-Body Problem In Celestial Mechanics For College Students, John Atsu-Swanzy May 1997

A Study Of The N-Body Problem In Celestial Mechanics For College Students, John Atsu-Swanzy

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the study is to investigate simple solutions of the many-body problem otherwise known as the n-body problem. The study focuses on elementary solutions of the n-body problem that can be understood by undergraduate students and college preparatory students of applied. mathematics.

Historical origins of the problems were traced to the ancient Egyptians, Babylonians, and Greeks. Further development and interest dated back to the time of Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, and finally to Newton who proposed its modern form.

Analytical and numerical solutions of specific n-body problems were solved to demonstrate solvability of certain types of n-body problems. Analytical ...


The Effects Of Computer-Assisted Instruction On Developing Mathematical Problem-Solving Skills, Mary W. Wise May 1997

The Effects Of Computer-Assisted Instruction On Developing Mathematical Problem-Solving Skills, Mary W. Wise

Theses, Dissertations & Honors Papers

The purpose of this study was to determine the effects computer-assisted instruction has on the mathematical problem-solving skills of students with learning disabilities. A multiple baseline across subjects design was used in this study. Three female students from a rural secondary school participated. Data were collected from fifteen sessions where mathematical problem-solving skills were taught utilizing computer-assisted instruction . Positive results were obtained from all three subjects in the study, though the degree of improvement varied.


Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network Newsletter – Spring 1997 May 1997

Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network Newsletter – Spring 1997

Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network

Content:

NESEN at 1997 Fall Conference of Nebraska Association of Teachers of Science

1997 Summer Workshop Series

NESEN Working to Develop "NESEN Pods" in Nebraska

Spring STEDII Focused Measurement Period Completed

NESEN Featured at Nebraska Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting

NESEN Taking Nominations for the First Annual NESEN Earth Science Teacher of the Year Award

Feurer Offers Nebraska Earth Science Video Exchange

Homepage Links - by Derek Geise

NESEN Tidbits

Your Input for the NESEN Newsletter is Welcome


The Experiencing Of Democracy And Progressive Education: A Constructivist Approach To Mathematics, A Workshop For Teachers, Preminda Langer May 1997

The Experiencing Of Democracy And Progressive Education: A Constructivist Approach To Mathematics, A Workshop For Teachers, Preminda Langer

Graduate Student Independent Studies

Chronicles the history of schooling in India, discusses the development of the constructivist classroom, and shares a series of math workshops for teachers for nursery and kindergarten classrooms in India.


A Study To Determine The Effectiveness Of Computer Assisted Instruction In The Basic Mathematics High School Curriculum, Karen S. Osborne Apr 1997

A Study To Determine The Effectiveness Of Computer Assisted Instruction In The Basic Mathematics High School Curriculum, Karen S. Osborne

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of computer assisted instruction in the basic mathematics high school curriculum.

A 31 day study took place using a population of 25 9th grade basic mathematics students from Washington Township High School. These 25 students were split into two samples. The two samples tested were a control group consisting of 12 students who received the traditional lecture-oriented instruction, with assign-study-recite a common procedure and innovation and experimentation minimal. The experimental group consisted of 13 students who received the traditional lecture oriented instruction along with CAI. Each sample was given a ...