The Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations (JMSCE) is the official journal of the Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition (VMSC), a non-profit organization comprised of education, scientific, corporate and public policy leaders committed to the sustained elevation of mathematics and science education to ensure that all Virginia’s students and citizens have the foundation required for life-long success in their daily lives, career, and society.
The journal focuses on the exchange of ideas, primarily among college and university faculty from mathematics, science, and education, while incorporating the perspectives of elementary and secondary school teachers. Articles are solicited that address the preparation of prospective teachers of mathematics and science in grades K-12, the preparation of mathematics and science teacher leaders for grades K-12, and innovative programs for undergraduate STEM majors. Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations.
See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal.
Upcoming Special Issue
In addition to regular journal articles, the Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations Volume 16 will include a special section on articles written by SUMMIT-P participants.
With support from the National Science Foundation, faculty from 10 institutions across the nation (SUMMIT-P) are developing and refining mathematics courses to best meet the needs of students majoring in partner disciplines. This work is based on the Mathematical Association of America’s Curriculum Foundations Project that brought together faculty from the partner disciplines in 20 different weekend workshops to determine the mathematical needs of their students.
Volume 16 will feature articles about the process that has fostered collaboration among mathematics faculty and faculty from partner disciplines including the tools that have been used to support the collaborative work among the various disciplines. Articles will describe how this collaboration led to changes in the mathematics courses and also led to changes in how mathematics is utilized in courses in other disciplines. The primary audience is academic leaders (deans, chairs, curricular innovators) who would like to consider similar collaboration, including those who would like to collaborate with SUMMIT-P institutions.
Current Issue: Volume 15, Number 1 (2015) Part I: Special Issue: The Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement (VISTA)
Table of Contents
Part I: Special Issue
Experiences with Problem-Based Learning: Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement
C. Phillips, R. Zimmerman, and A. Martin
Impact of a Science Methods Course on Pre-Service Elementary Teachers' Knowledge and Confidence of Teaching with Scientific Inquiry and Problem-Based Learning
L. Y. Whiteman, T. M. Walker, and T. L. Spencer
Science Leadership: Impact of the New Science Coordinators Academy
E. W. Edmondson, A. Mannarino, V. Reid, and D. R. Sterling
Women of Faith in Science: the Double Glass Ceiling
K. Y. Michael
Part II: Regular Journal Features
Views of Coaching Practice Expressed by School-Based Coaches
D. A. Yopp, E. A. Burroughs, A. Barlow, and J. T. Sutton
STEMteach: Preparing the Next Generation of Mathematics and Science Teachers
G. Bunn, D. Dailey, and A. Cotabish
Analyzing the Gender Gap on an Entrance Exam for Mathematically Talented Students
J. Butterfield, H. Keynes, J. Rogness, and J. Sukiennik