Advanced Educational Technologies for Mathematics and Science by David L. FergusonAdvanced Educational Technologies for Mathematics and Science by David L. Ferguson

Advanced Educational Technologies for Mathematics and Science

byDavid L. Ferguson

Paperback | December 15, 2010

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This book is the outgrowth of a NATO Advanced Research Workshop, held in Milton Keynes (United Kingdom) in the summer of 1990. The workshop brought together about 30 world leaders in the use of advanced technologies in the teaching of mathematics and science. Many of these participants commented that the workshop was one of the more productive and exciting workshops that they had attended. It was not uncommon to see participants engaged in informal discussion far into the evenings and early mornings, long after formal sessions had ended. It is my hope that this book captures the substance and excitement of many of the ideas that were presented at the workshop. Indeed, the process by which this book has come about has given every opportunity for the best thinking to get reflected here. Participants wrote papers prior to the workshop. After the workshop, participants revised the papers at least once. In a few instances, three versions of papers were written. Some participants could not resist the urge to incorporate descriptions of some of the newer developments in their projects. The papers in this book demonstrate how technology is impacting our view of what should be taught, what can be taught, and how we should go about teaching in the various disciplines. As such, they offer great insight into the central issues of teaching and learning in a wide range of disciplines and across many grade levels (ranging from elementary school through undergraduate college education).
Title:Advanced Educational Technologies for Mathematics and ScienceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:756 pages, 24.4 × 17 × 0.01 inPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642081525

ISBN - 13:9783642081521

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Table of Contents

1. Advanced Technologies in the Teaching of Science.- Using Technology to Teach Thermodynamics: Achieving Integrated Understanding.- LEGO/Logo and Electronic Bricks: Creating a Scienceland for Children.- Modelling and Theory Building: Technology in Support of Student Theorizing.- Courseware for Introductory Foundations of Computer Science.- Learning Electricity and Cognitive Modeling.- The Didactic Potential of Computer Aided Modeling for Physics Education.- The Computer as a Conceptual Lab: Learning Dynamics with an Exploratory Environment.- Oscillating Reactions: Cognitive Theory Approach.- Intelligent Learning Technology for Science Learning.- The Use of Interactive Software for the Exploration of Simple Feedback Systems.- Teaching Operations Research Using "Home Made" Software.- Learning Problem Solving Through Computer Programming.- Interactive Learning and Biology: A Hypermedia Approach.- 2. Advanced Technologies in the Teaching of Mathematics.- Interrelationships Between Mind and Computer: Processes, Images, Symbols.- Deconstructing Microworlds.- Productivity Tools as an Integrated Modeling and Problem Solving Environment.- Software to Think With: The Case of Algebra.- Understanding Concepts in Algebra Using Linked Representation Tools.- Computers in Teaching and Learning Discrete Mathematics and Abstract Algebra.- Symbolic Computation Systems and Algebraic, and Numerical Viewpoints in Elementary Calculus.- Experiences of Computer Laboratory in Mathematics Teaching.- Mathematics and Technologies.- Intelligent Tutoring Systems and Mathematics: A Survey of What's Going on in France.- The Computer: Some Changes in Mathematics Teaching and Learning 6 8.- An Introductory Course in Quantitative Methods: Computers in the Teaching of Problem Solving to College Students.- Biographies.