Year 2015, Volume 2, Issue 2, Pages 69 - 75 2015-07-01

The Effects of STEM PBL on Students’ Mathematical and Scientific Vocabulary Knowledge

Ali Bicer [1] , Peter Boedeker [2] , Robert Capraro [3] , Mary Capraro [4]

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Vocabulary is at the surface level of language usage; thus, students need to develop mathematical and scientific vocabulary to be able to explicitly communicate their mathematical and scientific reasoning with others. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) have both created communication standards within mathematics and science disciplines. In the present study, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) project based learning (PBL) methods were utilized during a summer camp in 2013 to encourage interest in and grow the knowledge of students in the STEM disciplines. The participants (N = 53; 18 female, 35 male, 5 Asian, 6 African American, 12 White, and 30 Hispanic) were 8th grade students. The paired-sample t tests’ results showed that the model of STEM PBL instruction elicited a statistically significant (p < 0.05) improvement in the mathematical and scientific vocabulary knowledge of students with the Cohen’s d effect size of 0.62 and 0.84 respectively.  STEM PBL could be a beneficial instructional method concerning vocabulary mastery for students in science and mathematics classes.

STEM PBL
Primary Language en
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Author: Ali Bicer

Author: Peter Boedeker

Author: Robert Capraro

Author: Mary Capraro

Dates

Publication Date: July 1, 2015

Bibtex @ { ijcer167811, journal = {International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research}, issn = {}, eissn = {2148-3868}, address = {Mustafa AYDIN}, year = {2015}, volume = {2}, pages = {69 - 75}, doi = {}, title = {The Effects of STEM PBL on Students’ Mathematical and Scientific Vocabulary Knowledge}, key = {cite}, author = {Bicer, Ali and Boedeker, Peter and Capraro, Robert and Capraro, Mary} }
APA Bicer, A , Boedeker, P , Capraro, R , Capraro, M . (2015). The Effects of STEM PBL on Students’ Mathematical and Scientific Vocabulary Knowledge. International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2 (2), 69-75. Retrieved from http://ijcer.net/issue/16047/167811
MLA Bicer, A , Boedeker, P , Capraro, R , Capraro, M . "The Effects of STEM PBL on Students’ Mathematical and Scientific Vocabulary Knowledge". International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research 2 (2015): 69-75 <http://ijcer.net/issue/16047/167811>
Chicago Bicer, A , Boedeker, P , Capraro, R , Capraro, M . "The Effects of STEM PBL on Students’ Mathematical and Scientific Vocabulary Knowledge". International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research 2 (2015): 69-75
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ISNAD Bicer, Ali , Boedeker, Peter , Capraro, Robert , Capraro, Mary . "The Effects of STEM PBL on Students’ Mathematical and Scientific Vocabulary Knowledge". International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research 2 / 2 (July 2015): 69-75.
AMA Bicer A , Boedeker P , Capraro R , Capraro M . The Effects of STEM PBL on Students’ Mathematical and Scientific Vocabulary Knowledge. International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research. 2015; 2(2): 69-75.
Vancouver Bicer A , Boedeker P , Capraro R , Capraro M . The Effects of STEM PBL on Students’ Mathematical and Scientific Vocabulary Knowledge. International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research. 2015; 2(2): 75-69.