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Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching

1986 Volume 6, Number 1


Gary H. Marks

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Number of articles: 11

  1. Evaluation of a Holistic CAI System in Introductory Chemistry

    JoyLynn Hailey Reed & John Judkins

    Discusses a study that assessed how students felt about computers and how they perceived computers performed as instructional tools. A majority of the tested students indicated that the computer... More

    pp. 21-27

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  2. Topics in Computer Literacy as Elements of Two Introductory College Mathematics Courses

    Diane M. Spresser

    Explains the integrated approach implemented by James Madison University, Virginia, in enhancing computer literacy. Reviews the changes in the mathematics courses and provides topical listings and ... More

    pp. 28-30

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  3. Learning with PROLOG--A New Approach

    Zahava Scherz

    Discusses the features and advantages of the computer language PROLOG, and explains the approach taken in teaching it as a first computer language. Includes an example of the use of PROLOG in... More

    pp. 31-37

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  4. Examining a Model for Courseware Development

    Suzanne K. Damarin & Carol M. White

    Describes the approach used in a doctoral seminar on designing instructional software for problem solving in mathematics. Explains how a five stage software development model was followed for... More

    pp. 38-43

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  5. A New Instrument to Assess the Inquiry Characteristics of Science Computer Software

    Anat Zohar & Pinchas Tamir

    Describes the "Computer Software Inquiry Inventory" (CSI), which was designed for content analysis of inquiry-based science computer software. Explains the five basic features of the instrument.... More

    pp. 44-46

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  6. A Model Computer Literacy Course for Pre-Service Teachers at the University of Calgary

    George W. Bright & W Bruce Clark

    Describes a compulsory computer education course for pre-service elementary and secondary teachers at the University of Calgary, Canada. Reviews the course content, laboratory topics, and provides ... More

    pp. 47-49

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  7. Using Microcomputers in the Physical Chemistry Laboratory: Activation Energy Experiment

    Michele Touvelle & Mundiyath Venugopalan

    Describes a computer program, "Activation Energy," which is designed for use in physical chemistry classes and can be modified for kinetic experiments. Provides suggestions for instruction, sample ... More

    pp. 50-51

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  8. The Use of muMATH in the Calculus Classroom

    Ralph Freese

    Describes the approach taken and materials used for introducing computer symbolic mathematics to undergraduate calculus students. Explains the features of the muMATH software package and reviews... More

    pp. 52-55

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  9. A Simulation of AI Programming Techniques in BASIC

    Alan Mandell

    Explains the functions of and the techniques employed in expert systems. Offers the program "The Periodic Table Expert," as a model for using artificial intelligence techniques in BASIC. Includes... More

    pp. 56-57

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  10. Conference Abstracts: Extending the Human Mind: Computers in Education. Summer Conference '85

    William E. Baird

    Contains six abstracts of selected papers from the Fourth Annual Summer Computer Conference held in Eugene, Oregon. Topics reviewed include: teaching science process skills with software (three... More

    pp. 66-68

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  11. Bibliography

    Richard L. Smith

    Provides an annotated list of references for educators on using computers in the classroom and for researchers in gathering background materials in preparation of articles, grant proposals, and... More

    pp. 78-79

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