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Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching

1999 Volume 18, Number 2

Editors

Gary H. Marks

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 6

  1. Does Traditional or Reformed Calculus Prepare Students Better for Subsequent Courses? A Preliminary Study

    Lee J. Hendrix & Gerald M. Armstrong, Brigham Young University, United States

    This paper compares student achievement based upon which calculus program, traditional calculus, Harvard Consortium Calculus, or Calculus Using Mathematica, the student completed. The comparison is... More

    pp. 95-103

  2. From Measuring to Formal Demonstration Using Interactive Computational Geoboards and Recurrent Electronic Charts

    Sergei Abramovich, State University of New York at Potsdam, United States; Gary Brown, Marietta High School, United States

    The paper shows how the joint use of dynamic geometry program and a spreadsheet may provide a computational environment for exploring geometry on plane lattices that lessens the risk of developing ... More

    pp. 105-134

  3. A Comparative Analysis of the Effects of Computer-Assisted Instruction on Student Achievement in Differing Science and Demographical Areas

    Edwin Christmann & John Badgett, Slippery Rock University, United States

    This study compared science students who were exposed to traditional methodology with those who received traditional methodology supplemented with computer-assisted instruction (CAI). From the... More

    pp. 135-143

  4. Student-Generated Multimedia Presentations: Tools to Help Build and Communicate Mathematical Understanding

    Melvin (Skip) Wilson, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, United States

    This paper describes computer activities that offer middle school students opportunities to cooperatively explore problem situations and connect mathematical understandings to each other, to... More

    pp. 145-156

  5. Science Integrated with Mathematics using Language Arts and Technology: A Model for Collaborative Professional Development

    JoAnn V. Cleland, Keith A. Wetzel, Ron Zambo, Ray R. Buss & Peter Rillero, Arizona State University, United States

    This study was conducted to examine the effects on science and mathematics instruction of professional development in multimedia-based technology for 26 inservice and 14 preservice teachers.... More

    pp. 157-172

  6. Let’s Abolish Pencil-and-Paper Arithmetic

    Anthony Ralston, SUNY at Buffalo and Imperial College, United Kingdom

    This article proposes that paper-and-pencil arithmetic no longer be taught in elementary school and that it be replaced by a curriculum which emphasizes mental arithmetic much more than at present,... More

    pp. 173-194