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Another Response To Dancis, Ted Eisenberg Dec 1999

Another Response To Dancis, Ted Eisenberg

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Evaluation In The Mathematics Classroom, Emam Hoosain, B. Naraine Dec 1999

Evaluation In The Mathematics Classroom, Emam Hoosain, B. Naraine

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Calculus For The Liberal Arts: A Humanistic Approach, Kathleen Shannon Dec 1999

Calculus For The Liberal Arts: A Humanistic Approach, Kathleen Shannon

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


The Role Of Values In Mathematics Education, Murad Jurdak Dec 1999

The Role Of Values In Mathematics Education, Murad Jurdak

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


A Response To Dancis, Margaret Schaffer Dec 1999

A Response To Dancis, Margaret Schaffer

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Students' Mental Models Of Electricity In Simple Dc Circuits, Andrew C. Isolain Dec 1999

Students' Mental Models Of Electricity In Simple Dc Circuits, Andrew C. Isolain

Dissertations

This study presents the results of research into middle school students’ knowledge about the nature and mechanisms of action of electricity in simple DC circuits. Sixth, seventh, and eighth graders (n=99) were asked a series of questions about the roles of bulbs, batteries, wires, and electricity in circuits. Almost half the number of students (n=42) were found to have used detailed, well-defined, and logically consistent mental models based on their responses. A total of 15 different detailed mental models were documented in these students that belonged to one of four different general model types: (I) round trip flow ...


Students’ Conceptions Of Mathematics And The Transition From A Standards-Based Reform Curriculum To College Mathematics, Rebecca K. Walker Dec 1999

Students’ Conceptions Of Mathematics And The Transition From A Standards-Based Reform Curriculum To College Mathematics, Rebecca K. Walker

Dissertations

Students’ conceptions of mathematics are shaped by the environment within which they learn mathematics and in turn they affect the manner in which students engage in mathematics.

This study examined students’ conceptions about learning, knowing, and doing mathematics after studying four years of a Standards-based reform high school mathematics curriculum developed by the Core-Plus Mathematics Project (CPMP). Student conceptions were examined at the end of high school (n = 2S6) and after one semester of college mathematics (n = 92). The study also provides case studies of six students as they navigated from the CPMP curriculum through college Precalculus or Calculus.

The ...


Students' Mental Models Of Electricity In Simple Dc Circuits, Andrew C. Isola Iii Dec 1999

Students' Mental Models Of Electricity In Simple Dc Circuits, Andrew C. Isola Iii

Dissertations

This study presents the results of research into middle school students' knowledge about the nature and mechanisms of action of electricity in simple DC circuits. Sixth, seventh, and eighth graders (n=99) were asked a series of questions about the roles of bulbs, batteries, wires, and electricity in circuits. Almost half the number of students (n=42) were found to have used detailed, well-defined, and logically consistent mental models based on their responses. A total of 15 different detailed mental models were documented in these students that belonged to one of four different general model types: (1) round trip flow ...


What Else Do We Forget To Tell Our Teachers?: A Response To Dancis, Stephen Sproule Nov 1999

What Else Do We Forget To Tell Our Teachers?: A Response To Dancis, Stephen Sproule

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Student Science Projects And Science Fairs: How To Maximize Benefits To Students And Minimize Burden To Teachers, Patricia H. Wartinger Nov 1999

Student Science Projects And Science Fairs: How To Maximize Benefits To Students And Minimize Burden To Teachers, Patricia H. Wartinger

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Independent student science research projects are an invaluable component of secondary school level science. Often students do science projects which will be exhibited in a science fair. There is much discussion in the literature of pros and cons of science fairs. There is also much consensus on the value of long term independent student science research projects.

The purpose of this investigation is to focus on how long term student science research projects are conducted at several local schools, to review the purposes and problems involved in science fairs, and to collect techniques and methods for easing the burden on ...


Understanding The Siphon: An Example Of The Development Of Pedagogical Content Knowledge Using Textbooks And The Writings Of Early Scientists, Kevin C. De Berg, Cedric Greive Nov 1999

Understanding The Siphon: An Example Of The Development Of Pedagogical Content Knowledge Using Textbooks And The Writings Of Early Scientists, Kevin C. De Berg, Cedric Greive

Science and Mathematics Papers and Journal Articles

A general explanatory principle for determining whether fluid will flow or will not flow from a siphon is developed and discussed after a consideration of the explanations provided by textbooks and the writings of Blaise Pascal.


Recruitment And Retention Of African American Males In High School Mathematics: Have We Achieved Access To The Success Stairway?, Sheryl Mcglamery, Carol Mitchell Oct 1999

Recruitment And Retention Of African American Males In High School Mathematics: Have We Achieved Access To The Success Stairway?, Sheryl Mcglamery, Carol Mitchell

Teacher Education Faculty Proceedings & Presentations

“Most schools desire that more minorities participate, yet finding a successful formula often proves difficult and elusive.”


Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network Newsletter – Fall 1999 Oct 1999

Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network Newsletter – Fall 1999

Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network

Content:

“Everything Is Connected to Everything Else.” by Dave Gosselin, NESEN Director

New and Improved NESEN Web Page by Mark Mesarch

NESEN at NATS 1999

STEDII Weather Is Persistent for Five Years by Mark Mesarch

Virtual Nebraska Update – by Rick Perk

Video Programs Available from the USGS EROS Data Center - by Duane Mohlman

Perilous Beauty--The Hidden Dangers of Mount Rainier – by Duane Mohlman

Earth Science in the Community

New Publication from the Conservation and Survey Division – by Duane Mohlman

1999 NESEN Summer Workshops

Dave Gosselin Receives Catalyst Award


Development And Student Use Of Web-Based Prelabs In Analytical Chemistry Courses, Mark Anderson, Brian Tissue Sep 1999

Development And Student Use Of Web-Based Prelabs In Analytical Chemistry Courses, Mark Anderson, Brian Tissue

Mark R. Anderson

No abstract is currently available.


Nova, 1999 Summer, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Jul 1999

Nova, 1999 Summer, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

Various Documents

Recent IMSA graduate Keith Winstein of Oak Park spent part of his summer doing something quite unconventional for an 18-year-old.

Winstein was the only student in a group of 11 official United States delegates to attend the first World Conference on Science (WCS) in Budapest, Hungary, from June 26 to July 1. The conference brought together 2,500 scientists from 150 countries.


Is Mathematics Education Taking A Step Backward?, Frances Kuwahara Lang Jul 1999

Is Mathematics Education Taking A Step Backward?, Frances Kuwahara Lang

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

This article addresses the current political, socioeconomic, and educational state of mathematics education in California. The “back-to-basics” movement in mathematics mirrors the “back-to-phonics” movement in language arts. At a time when ethnic minorities have become the majority, the dominant culture has chosen to revert back to practices that are inequitable and empower the elite. Critical educators must carry on the dialogue necessary to empower the disenfranchised mathematically and undermine the social injustice and economic inequality that will result if this movement is embraced.


Middle School Math Teaching And How It Harms Our Children, Jerome Dancis Jul 1999

Middle School Math Teaching And How It Harms Our Children, Jerome Dancis

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Changing The Subject, Or, Would You Hire A Good Clarinet Teacher To Teach Your Child The Violin?, Jerome Dancis Jul 1999

Changing The Subject, Or, Would You Hire A Good Clarinet Teacher To Teach Your Child The Violin?, Jerome Dancis

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Is Our Practice Of Humanistic Mathematics Actually Humane?, Jack Lochhead Jul 1999

Is Our Practice Of Humanistic Mathematics Actually Humane?, Jack Lochhead

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Research Papers In A Math Methods Course: A Window Into The Life Of Ramanujan, John Grant Mcloughlin Jul 1999

Research Papers In A Math Methods Course: A Window Into The Life Of Ramanujan, John Grant Mcloughlin

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


A Window Into The Life Of Ramanujan, Marlene Neff Jul 1999

A Window Into The Life Of Ramanujan, Marlene Neff

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Using Writing To Connect With Our Mathematics Students, Ann Sitomer Jul 1999

Using Writing To Connect With Our Mathematics Students, Ann Sitomer

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Between Childhood And Mathematics: Word Problems In Mathematical Education, André Toom Jul 1999

Between Childhood And Mathematics: Word Problems In Mathematical Education, André Toom

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Analogic Thinking In Science And Math, Martha D. Patton Jul 1999

Analogic Thinking In Science And Math, Martha D. Patton

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Challenges For Directors Of University Natural Science Museums, Hugh H. Genoways Jul 1999

Challenges For Directors Of University Natural Science Museums, Hugh H. Genoways

Mammalogy Papers: University of Nebraska State Museum

Universities and natural science museums have a long, productive history; however, this has been an uneasy alliance in the United States at least since the 1880s. Decreasing resources and increasing expectations have made the position of all museum directors extremely difficult, but the situation for university natural science museum directors is probably the most complicated among these because they direct museums that are small administrative units within larger university organizations. Some of their challenges include conflict between museum and university missions, governance issues, relationship between director and the university administrator/board member, lack of understanding of museum functions, middle management ...


Enhanced Mathematics Learning: Does Technology Make A Difference?, Katherine Dix Jun 1999

Enhanced Mathematics Learning: Does Technology Make A Difference?, Katherine Dix

Dr Katherine Dix

This paper investigates the effectiveness of technology- based instruction in secondary mathematics, by comparing students' achievements resulting from technology-rich assignments with those achievement resulting from equivalent assignments presented in traditional format. In addition, the development of the technology- rich assignments, from traditional paper- based instruction and within existing curricula, provides an example of the relative ease of integrating technology into the curriculum. Within the context of mathematics, issues of attitude towards computers, motivation and gender differences are examined.


Report On The Elementary Teacher Survey Pilot Study On Behalf Of The Columbus Urban Systemic Initiative, Steven R. Rogg Jun 1999

Report On The Elementary Teacher Survey Pilot Study On Behalf Of The Columbus Urban Systemic Initiative, Steven R. Rogg

Steven R Rogg

This report completes the pilot study conducted by the Columbus Public Schools’ (CPS) Urban Systemic Initiative (USI)1 and the Center for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching in Mathematics Science and Technology (The Center@IMSA) of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA). This initial pilot study was designed to test the Elementary Teacher Survey prepared by the USI Teacher Support Teams. A validation study, to follow in the spring, will seek evidence of program impact on teaching practices in science and mathematics classrooms. In other words, it will validate the findings of the Elementary Teacher Survey via direct ...


Use Of Veterinary Records To Teach Laboratory Thinking Skills In Biology, Christopher J. Woolverton Jun 1999

Use Of Veterinary Records To Teach Laboratory Thinking Skills In Biology, Christopher J. Woolverton

Biostatistics, Environmental Health, and Epidemiology Publications

No abstract provided.


Photochemistry And Pinhole Photography: An Interdisciplinary Experiment, Angeliki A. Rigos, Kevin Salemme Jun 1999

Photochemistry And Pinhole Photography: An Interdisciplinary Experiment, Angeliki A. Rigos, Kevin Salemme

Visual & Performing Arts Faculty Publications

This interdisciplinary activity combines chemistry and art through the construction and use of a pinhole camera. We focused on the chemistry of the black and white photographic process as the science component of this activity. The reactions involved are good examples of photochemistry and multiphase chemical reactions, since the light sensitive materials (silver halides) are in the form of a gelatin emulsion of microscopic crystals.


Identification & Quantitation Of Bacteria In Emergency Eyewash Bottles Used In Science Laboratories, Christopher J. Woolverton, Jerry Lillestedt May 1999

Identification & Quantitation Of Bacteria In Emergency Eyewash Bottles Used In Science Laboratories, Christopher J. Woolverton, Jerry Lillestedt

Biostatistics, Environmental Health, and Epidemiology Publications

No abstract provided.