# Volume 2, Number 2 (1999) Charlottesville Conference, March 1999: Preparing Virginia's K-8 Teachers in Math and Science

## Full Issue

## Table of Contents

## Front Matter

## Articles

Challenges for Science and Mathematics Faculty

S. T. Thornton

Virginia Commonwealth University's Program for K-6 and 6-8 Teachers: The Interdisciplinary B.S. in Science

R. W. Farley

Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the Nature of College Courses

D. R. Sterling

Community College Perspectives on Teacher Preparation in Virginia

D. L. Neely-Fisher

Creating the Need to Know

A. L. Buikema Jr.

Scientists and the Science Educators: Collaborating to Develop Conceptual Change Teaching Strategies

G. E. Glasson

A Field Based Approach to Introductory Geology Instruction

G. R. Woodwell and J. L. Hayob

An Investigative Approach to Teaching Mathematics: Excitement and Concerns of K-8 Preservice Teachers

J. L. M. Wilkins

Impact of a New Introductory Mathematical Modeling Course on Student Confidence in Mathematical Ability and Skills

P. Dean, D. Hydorn, and S. Sumner

On the Job Mathematics

G. Rublein

Experimental Design at the Intersection of Mathematics, Science, and Technology in Grades K-6

R N. Giese and M. M. Mason

Innovative Opportunities for Elementary and Middle School Teachers to Maintain Currency in Mathematics and Science: A Community College-School System Partnership

B. Ellis, M. Giacofci, D. Riley, and P. Scott

Curriculum Restructuring at Lynchburg College: Effects of Realignment to State-Mandated Competencies and Implications for K-6 Math and Science Teacher Preparation

W. McKenzie and C. Messerschmidt

Wonders of Technology-Teaching Physics to Non-Scientists

V. A. Niculescu and P. Martin

Experiencing Science, An Introduction to "Real" Methods of Science for the Preservice Teacher

D. L. Neely-Fisher and D. B. Hagan

Teaching Physical Science Through Technology: Middle School VCU PHY 591

V. A, Niculescu and D. B. Hagan

Using Technology as a Vehicle to Appropriately Integrate Mathematics and Science Instruction for the Middle School

M. M. Mason and R. N. Giese

Technology Integration in a Science and Mathematics Methods Course: Addressing Virginia's Computer/Technology Standards of Learning

G. Meadows and M. Sheckels

Rapporteur's Report

W. E. Haver