


Surveying Science and Mathematics on the Internet
Book Chapter  May 2009
In this activity, students will explore the internet for interesting science and mathematics websites. They will be guided by an activity sheet as they identify, summarize, analyze, reflect on, and compare websites.…

Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking
Book Chapter  January 2017
Using mathematics and computational thinking practice is all about finding precise ways to describe the patterns and processes that make up scientific and engineered systems. This chapter discusses three interrelated…

Student Inquiry at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Book Chapter  January 2005
This chapter features the Student Inquiry Program at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)—an internationally recognized, pioneering educational institution created by the State to develop talent and…

Examining Current Events in Science, Mathematics, and Technology
Book Chapter  May 2009
The national standards in science and mathematics call for these subjects to be taught from personal and social perspectives, thus strengthening students’ decisionmaking skills. Preeminent science educator Paul DeHart…

Modeling, Part 2: Mathematical Modeling
Book Chapter  November 2016
This chapter addresses the creation and use of conceptual and mathematical models, which include aspects of Developing and Using Models, Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking, and Constructing Explanations and…

Turnover and Shortages among Science and Mathematics Teachers in the United States
Book Chapter  January 2003
After establishing how many teachers depart from their teaching jobs and how these rates compare with other occupations, this chapter presents statistics on the reasons why teachers move from or leave their teaching…

Understanding Supply and Demand Among Mathematics and Science Teachers
Book Chapter  January 2006
Concern over school staffing problems has given impetus to empirical research on teacher shortages and turnover. As a result, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the statistical arm of the U.S.…

Verifying Vexing Volumes: “Can Be as Easy as Pi” Mathematics
Book Chapter  March 2011
Mathematics is both a key to unlocking the secrets of nature and, for many students, a stumbling block to conceptual understanding in science. In this activity, two sheets of 8.5 in. × 11 in. paper are used to construct…

Metric Measurements, Magnitudes, and Mathematics: Connections Matter in Science
Book Chapter  March 2011
This modelbuilding activity helps learners visualize SI’s baseten relationships; the connections between the meter, liter, and gram; the realworld relevance of mathematics to science; and the somewhat abstract…

What Does Course Design Mean to College Science and Mathematics Teachers?
Journal Article  March 2019
The study shows that instructors, administrators, and faculty developers should view course design not only as a variety of individual approaches, but also as opportunities to stimulate networks to enhance the design…

Book Chapter  April 2011
This experiment presents a different approach to using the biological agent of yeast in a liquid format. Rather than using the yeast in a baking procedure, the fermentation process is highlighted as part of the creation…

Artistic Expressions in Science and Mathematics
Journal Article  February 1998
At Chicago's Columbia College, students taking science or math classes have undertaken a new type of assignment that incorporates the application of artistic skills in the curriculum. In this activity, students complete…

Mathematical Modeling in Science
Journal Article  July 2005
Creating mathematical models using spreadsheets can help high school students learn at deep levels in both science and mathematics, and give teachers an excellent opportunity to integrate these two disciplines. The…

The Science and Mathematics of Building Structures
Journal Article  January 2004
Everyday activities—like building with blocks—can be the basis for meaningful learning that meets national educational standards in science and mathematics. Preschool students played with different kinds of building…