Reading for Evidence and Interpreting Visualizations in Mathematics and Science Education

  • Stephen P. Norris

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Frank Jenkins, Stephen P. Norris
      Pages 3-15
  3. Reading For Evidence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Susan Barker, Heidi Julien
      Pages 19-40
    3. Jerine Pegg, Simon Karuku
      Pages 65-81
    4. Susan Barker, Carole Newton
      Pages 83-100
  4. Visualizations in Science and Mathematics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. John S. Macnab, Linda M. Phillips, Stephen P. Norris
      Pages 103-122
    3. John Braga, Linda M. Phillips, Stephen P. Norris
      Pages 123-145
    4. Elaine Simmt, Shannon Sookochoff, Janelle McFeetors, Ralph T. Mason
      Pages 147-163
    5. Brenda J. Gustafson, Peter G. Mahaffy
      Pages 165-180
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 203-208

About this book


CRYSTAL—Alberta was established to research ways to improve students’ understanding and reasoning in science and mathematics. To accomplish this goal, faculty members in Education, Science, and Engineering, as well as school teachers joined forces to produce a resource bank of innovative and tested instructional materials that are transforming teaching in the K-12 classroom. Many of the instructional materials cross traditional disciplinary boundaries and explore contemporary topics such as global climate change and the spread of the West Nile virus. Combined with an emphasis on the use of visualizations, the instructional materials improve students’ engagement with science and mathematics. Participation in the CRYSTAL—Alberta project has changed the way I think about the connection between what I do as a researcher and what I do as a teacher: I have learned how to better translate scientific knowledge into language and activities appropriate for students, thereby transforming my own teaching. I also have learned to make better connections between what students are learning and what is happening in their lives and the world, thereby increasing students’ interest in the subject and enriching their learning experience.


science education mathematics education

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephen P. Norris
    • 1
  1. 1.University of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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