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Scale For Mapping Progress In Mathematical Competencies, Ross Turner, Gayl O'Connor, Thomas Romberg Mar 2015

Scale For Mapping Progress In Mathematical Competencies, Ross Turner, Gayl O'Connor, Thomas Romberg

Ross Turner

No abstract provided.


Driven By Data, Larry Bedgood Dec 2004

Driven By Data, Larry Bedgood

Lesson Plans

Students should enjoy the experience of creating/designing their forms on the computer using WORD and EXCEL software. Students will use calculators at first to sum and find statistics, and later use EXEL and should be able to conclude it was easier to use EXCEL because or the additional reporting opportunities. Students will be exposed to work in STELLA.


Jeopardy Powerpoint Game, Scott Koch Dec 2004

Jeopardy Powerpoint Game, Scott Koch

Lesson Plans

This is a project that I modified to fit my needs. It can be easily modified, and is a good way to squeeze in some differentiated instruction. Have fun!


Motivating Urban Middle School Math Students While Considering Their Attitudes And Perceptions, Benjamin F. Harper Iii Dec 2004

Motivating Urban Middle School Math Students While Considering Their Attitudes And Perceptions, Benjamin F. Harper Iii

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This final project reflects the research of an urban middle school mathematics teacher to improve the motivation and performance of his eighth grade students using a variety of proven techniques, including eliciting positive attitudes and perceptions toward mathematics and the educational process. The study of attribution theory and the use of rewards and incentives can be useful when trying to elicit positive attitudes and perceptions from students. Teaching in an urban setting presents many challenges, but it is the challenge that motivates and makes it an exciting place to teach.

The research section is followed by a series of sixteen ...


Effectiveness Of Teaching Modalities For Pre-College Level Mathematics Courses, Dorothy Latuszek Dec 2004

Effectiveness Of Teaching Modalities For Pre-College Level Mathematics Courses, Dorothy Latuszek

Dissertations

College educators are challenged with providing students with choices of teaching modalities that facilitate student achievement and success at a time when students are also seeking flexible scheduling and accommodation of their differing learning styles. This is certainly the case for college students who need to demonstrate proficiency for the content in pre-college level mathematics courses prior to enrolling in college-level mathematics courses. The term "pre-college level" is defined as courses in reading, writing, and mathematics for college students lacking those skills necessary to perform college-levelcoursework at two- or four-year college institutions (Parsad & Lewis, 2003).

Do certain teaching modalities help or hinder student achievement and success? What factors contribute to student achievement and success in pre-college level mathematics courses at a community college? To answer these questions, a mixed quantitative and qualitative study was designed to compare theeffectiveness of a traditional teaching modality that involved 4 hours per week of lecture over 15 weeks and a hybrid teaching modality that involved 2 hoursof lecture per week combined with student participation with interactive computer software modules over 15 weeks. Factors associated with student achievement and success in pre-college level mathematics courses were also examined. Eighty-six of 208 students participated in the study.

No significant difference in student achievement or success was found between students who experienced the traditional or hybrid teaching modalities for pre-college level mathematics courses in this study. Successful course completion was significantly associated with students 25 years of age or older; moderate, high, or very high levels of ...


Numerical Integration Of Linear And Nonlinear Wave Equations, Laura Lynch Dec 2004

Numerical Integration Of Linear And Nonlinear Wave Equations, Laura Lynch

Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research Papers in Mathematics

We begin our study with an analysis of various numerical methods and boundary conditions on the well-known and well-studied advection and wave equations, in particular we look at the FTCS, Lax, Lax-Wendroff, Leapfrog, and Iterated Crank Nicholson methods with periodic, outgoing, and Dirichlet boundary conditions. We will then extend our study to the nonlinear equation gtt = gxx – gt2/g, introduced by Khoklov and Novikov. The nonlinearities are similar to those seen in General Relativity, and thus our analysis establishes the effects of numerical integration and boundary condition choices on the long-term stability of gravitational wave simulations.


An Investigation Of Secondary Teachers’ Knowledge Of Rate Of Change In The Context Of Teaching A Standards-Based Curriculum, Jihwa Noh Dec 2004

An Investigation Of Secondary Teachers’ Knowledge Of Rate Of Change In The Context Of Teaching A Standards-Based Curriculum, Jihwa Noh

Dissertations

This study investigated teachers' mathematical content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge with respect to rate of change in the context of teaching a Standards-based high school mathematics curriculum that emphasizes rate of change as a central theme, the Core-Plus Mathematics Project (CPMP) materials. A framework was designed to provide a comprehensive guide for analyzing different aspects of rate of change knowledge incorporating existing frameworks relative to rate of change, NCTM recommendations described in Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics andPrinciples and Standards for School Mathematics (NCTM, 2000), and research related to pedagogical understanding of rate of change.

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Education In The Environment: A Hands-On Student Research And Outdoor Learning Experience: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending November 30, 2004, Margaret N. Rees Nov 2004

Education In The Environment: A Hands-On Student Research And Outdoor Learning Experience: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending November 30, 2004, Margaret N. Rees

Reports (PLI Education)

During the past three-months, the focus of the university’s efforts has been 1) making progress on the hiring of permanent project managers for the Education in the Environment Strategy and the Forever Earth / Wonderful Outdoor World on the Water (WOW) projects; 2) completing legal review of the cooperative agreement and standard operating procedures required for the university to assume operations of the Forever Earth vessel; and 3) writing curriculum for the WOW and Forever Earth projects.


Red Rock Desert Learning Center Core Group Meeting: November 16, 2004, Red Rock Desert Learning Center Nov 2004

Red Rock Desert Learning Center Core Group Meeting: November 16, 2004, Red Rock Desert Learning Center

Reports (RRLC)

  1. Introductions (5 min.)
  2. Approval of Minutes from October 19 Meeting (5 minutes)
  3. Presentation of Biology Curriculum Strands – Paul Buck (15 min.)
  4. Discussion of Possible Advisory Board Structures – Michael Reiland (15 min.)
  5. Update from Line and Space Architects – Les Wallach/Henry Tom (20 min.)
  6. Discussion of Student Risk Analysis/Liability Issues (15 min.)
  7. Standing Reports (10 minutes)
    A. UNLV/CESU Update – Nancy Flagg
    B. BLM Update – Michael Reiland
  8. Committee Reports (5 min.)
    A. Building Committee – Angie Lara
  9. Open Discussion / New Business (5 min.)
    A. January Meeting – Tuesday, January 18, 10:30 a.m., UNLV Paradise
    Campus
    B. Core Curriculum Handout


What Factors Contribute To The Success Of African American Women In Science And Mathematics: Do Teaching Techniques Matter, Sheryl Mcglamery Nov 2004

What Factors Contribute To The Success Of African American Women In Science And Mathematics: Do Teaching Techniques Matter, Sheryl Mcglamery

Teacher Education Faculty Proceedings & Presentations

The session content will focus on the author's research about effective teaching techniques that engage and assist African American women (and others) in succeeding in science and mathematics courses. Several case studies will highlight the effective practice focus of this session.


Using An Atwood Machine To Determine The Acceleration Due To Gravity, Steve Whitman Nov 2004

Using An Atwood Machine To Determine The Acceleration Due To Gravity, Steve Whitman

Lesson Plans

Use An Atwood Machine To Determine The Acceleration Due To Gravity


Ists E-Newsletter, November 2004, Iowa Academy Of Science Nov 2004

Ists E-Newsletter, November 2004, Iowa Academy Of Science

ISTS Newsletter

In this issue:

--Notes from Your President

--ISTS Fall '04 Conference Comments

--Announcements—a slew of opportunities

--Your ISTS Leadership Team


Stressing Concepts And Teaching In The Classroom: A Low-Technology Approach Using Concept Tests And Classroom Polls, Walter S. Borowski Nov 2004

Stressing Concepts And Teaching In The Classroom: A Low-Technology Approach Using Concept Tests And Classroom Polls, Walter S. Borowski

EKU Faculty and Staff Scholarship

Electronic student response technologies can be used effectively to increase learning in the classroom. Although these systems are not terribly expensive, their purchase may be out of reach for many departments and institutions. Here we model a low-technology approach that stresses active learning, peer teaching, and testing student understanding of key concepts by using think-pair-share sessions and in-class responses to key concept-test questions.

Questions used in class are chosen carefully to emphasize a concept essential to understanding some aspect of geoscience in an introductory geology course. Each class involves the introduction of a key concept question or questions followed by ...


Assessing The Nature Of Science Views Of Singaporean Pre-Service Teachers, Tan L. Thye, Boo H. Kwen Nov 2004

Assessing The Nature Of Science Views Of Singaporean Pre-Service Teachers, Tan L. Thye, Boo H. Kwen

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

Despite the many developments in the teaching of science, an aspect that continues to be neglected appears to be the character and nature of science (NOS). This is becoming especially important in the light of recent developments in pedagogy, as, for example, more teachers adopt constructivist methodologies and computing technology enables simulations that may blur the lines between models and reality. From the literature, it is known that teachers' modern NOS conceptions, though not a sufficient condition for transmission of modern NOS views, is necessary. In this study, pre-service teachers' NOS conceptions are assessed with an adapted Views of the ...


Baseballs And Quadratic Equations, David Peters Oct 2004

Baseballs And Quadratic Equations, David Peters

Lesson Plans

The objective of this lesson is for students to see the relationship between the simulation of a real life situation modeled with the Interactive Physics software, the path of a thrown baseball, and the description of the path with a quadratic equation.


Discovering Sinusoidal Relationship, Wilson Burgos Oct 2004

Discovering Sinusoidal Relationship, Wilson Burgos

Lesson Plans

Students will discover a sinusoidal relationship between variables in a real world problem, discover that changes in the initial velocity have an effect on the graph’s period.


Studying The Circulatory System, Kristin Schwartzmeyer Oct 2004

Studying The Circulatory System, Kristin Schwartzmeyer

Lesson Plans

Agent sheets will allow a simulation of how blood circulates throughout the body and how oxygen is picked up and delivered to cells in the body.


Newton’S Laws, Kendra Brewster Oct 2004

Newton’S Laws, Kendra Brewster

Lesson Plans

Students will interpret the principles of Newton’s Laws, Identify and relate movement of objects to Newton’s laws, Identify forces such as air resistance, friction, gravity.


Graphing Quadratic Equations Using A Ti Calculator, Brian Bizzigott Oct 2004

Graphing Quadratic Equations Using A Ti Calculator, Brian Bizzigott

Lesson Plans

Students will display the ability to accurately graph a quadratic equation.


How Is The Calculator Good At Comparing Data?, Wilson Burgos Oct 2004

How Is The Calculator Good At Comparing Data?, Wilson Burgos

Lesson Plans

Objectives: Students will use the graphing calculator to:

• engage in the process of statistical investigation, make conjectures, predictions, and conclusions based on statistical analysis.

• construct numerous plots in a relatively short amount of time.

• compare data using box-and-whiskers plots.

• compare data using statistical measures such as minimum, maximum, lower and upper quartiles, median, and range.

• consider the influence of extreme values in a set of data.


Using Sales To Understand Math Concepts With Ti Calculator, Thomas Demond Oct 2004

Using Sales To Understand Math Concepts With Ti Calculator, Thomas Demond

Lesson Plans

To model equations that are used everyday by construction sales people to compute the cost of a job. To have students be able to construct models that represent real world problems in engineering, and determine a valid answer.


Number And Numberation Lesson Using Ti Calculator, Helen Fox Oct 2004

Number And Numberation Lesson Using Ti Calculator, Helen Fox

Lesson Plans

Students will be able to convert fractions, decimals, and percents using the TI-84 to solve applications. The TI-84 will provide the student with an easier, faster way to solve applications involving converting fractions, decimals, and percents AND serve as a strategy to check work.


Formulas And The Solver Application Using Ti Calculators, Henry Elich Oct 2004

Formulas And The Solver Application Using Ti Calculators, Henry Elich

Lesson Plans

Have students be able to use formulas for any Math or Science formula using the problem solver application on the TI 84 calculator. The students should be able to use this application to solve a problem that has a new formula.


Probability Introduction, John Haag Oct 2004

Probability Introduction, John Haag

Lesson Plans

Students will appreciate the math that goes into games of chance

Students will understand the difference between theoretical and experimental probabilities

Students will show confidence in predicting what will happen in a game


Graphing Heart Rate With Ti Calculator, Paul Geary Oct 2004

Graphing Heart Rate With Ti Calculator, Paul Geary

Lesson Plans

The modeling tool will help student learning by providing quick, accurate, and consistent information, which can be easily graphed and result seen instantaneously.


Decay Ratios, Brian Mccue Oct 2004

Decay Ratios, Brian Mccue

Lesson Plans

Objective: Students will be able to examine the ratios of parent material to decay product and by knowing this ratio will be able to determine the age of the material by referring to the half life of the material and the aforementioned ratio.


Uncertainty In Everyday Situations, Kim Lombard Oct 2004

Uncertainty In Everyday Situations, Kim Lombard

Lesson Plans

Students use ideas of uncertainty to illustrate that mathematics involves more than exactness when dealing with everyday situations.


Modeling A Proposed Layout Using Ti Calculator, Annette Pennella Oct 2004

Modeling A Proposed Layout Using Ti Calculator, Annette Pennella

Lesson Plans

Students will be able to apply area formulas of the rectangle, square and circle, to section off a gymnasium for an athletic event. The students will produce a scaled diagram (blueprint) of the gymnasium to use as a reference tool to accommodate as many sections for tournament rings as possible, the judges’ table, and an area for a concession stand to fit into the specified size gymnasium.

The modeling tool will make the students preplan the layout of the gym, requiring them to use formulas and create a logical scale to for their blueprint. The blueprints will assist the students ...


Studying Heat Using Ti Calculator, Sean Metz Oct 2004

Studying Heat Using Ti Calculator, Sean Metz

Lesson Plans

Objective: The objective of this lesson will be to give the students an understanding of how the specific heat of a particular substance affects its ability to be heated and retain heat. The student’s will use the calculators to construct data tables as well as graphs. They will also use the calculators and the graph to answer questions at the end of the procedure.


Modeling Real World Problems With Equations, Kim Meek Oct 2004

Modeling Real World Problems With Equations, Kim Meek

Lesson Plans

The students use the TI-84 to create graphs and tables for several power models (y = ax2 , y = ax3 …etc) to learn the general shape of the curves and identify the patterns in the tables. In addition, they compare and contrast these tables and graphs to linear and exponential models. Then, students draw conclusions about the symbolic rules and the patterns found in the graphs and tables.