PART I: SPECIAL ISSUE
Scientific Inquiry and the Nature of Science

COORDINATING EDITOR’S REMARKS i
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY – TEACHING ABOUT SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY AND THE NATURE OF SCIENCE
Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition Task Force 1
SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY AND THE NATURE OF SCIENCE TASK FORCE REPORT PREFACE
Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition Task Force 3
TEACHING ABOUT SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY AND THE NATURE OF SCIENCE: TOWARD A MORE COMPLETE VIEW OF SCIENCE
Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition Task Force 5
SCIENTIFIC ARGUMENTATION AS A FOUNDATION FOR THE DESIGN OF INQUIRY-BASED SCIENCE INSTRUCTION
A. Falk and L. Brodsky 27
CHALLENGING PRE-SERVICE STUDENTS’ TEACHING PERSPECTIVES IN AN INQUIRY-FOCUSED PROGRAM
J.L. Pecore and A. Shelton 57
HOW DOES LEADERSHIP MATTER? DEVELOPING AND TEACHNG A DEFINITION OF HANDS-ON SCIENCE, A PREREQUISITE FOR EFFECTIVE INQUIRY TEACHING
D.R. Sterling 79
INFUSING PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING (PBL) INTO SCIENCE METHODS COURSES ACROSS VIRGINIA
K.R. Thomas, P.L. Horne, S.M. Donnelly, and C.T. Berube 93
INQUIRY TEACHING: IT IS EASIER THAN YOU THINK!
S. Keys and D. Owens 111
UNDERSTANDING MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE ADVICE NETWORKS OF MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERS
D. White and A. Ruff 147
GRAPPLING WTH ISSUES OF LEARNING SCIENCE FROM EVERYDAY EXPERIENCES: AN ILLUSTRATIVE CASE STUDY??
A.-L. Tan, k. Mijung, and F. Talaue 165

PART II: SPECIAL ISSUE

Regular Journal Features

BUILDING A CASE FOR MATHEMATICS SPECIALIST PROGRAMS
D. Blount and J. Singleton 191
RIGHT TRIANGLES OF GIAN FRANCESCO MALFATTI
J. Boyd 209
A LESSON PLAN WITH AN ARC MIDPOINT
G.V. Akulov and O.G. Akulov 219
UNLOCKING UNDERGRADUATE PROBLEM SOLVING
D. Cline and K. Peterson 225
REFORM TEACHING IN MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE COURSES – A FOLLOW-UP EVALUATION
G. Bass 233
STRONG SUPPORT FOR MATHEMATICS SPECIALISTS IN VIRGINIA
J. Singleton and D. Blount 245