ERIC Number: ED111684
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jul-3
Reference Count: 0
College Algebra and the Math Laboratory.
Rotman, Jack W.
This study reviews literature related to innovative approaches to the teaching of college algebra, and describes the approach to such a course at Lansing (Michigan) Community College. Recommendations concerning that course are presented, based on the experiences of other schools as described in the literature, and analysis of the Lansing situation. Findings indicate a need for a Math Learning Center to augment regular class instruction. Such a center should serve the wide variety of students enrolling for college algebra with different levels of competence, learning speeds, and goals. The report identifies three areas in which decisions must be made concerning instructional mode to be employed in the center: human, printed material, and mechanical. No advice is offered in these areas due to the lack of evidence supporting one method over another. Other recommendations include the need to consider carefully the role of college algebra in various programs, and to examine critically the current course content. (SD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lansing Community Coll., MI. Mathematics Lab.