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ERIC Number: ED532194
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 147
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1095-3712-3
Calculus Instructors' Responses to Prior Knowledge Errors
Talley, Jana Renee
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Oklahoma
This study investigates the responses to prior knowledge errors that Calculus I instructors make when assessing students. Prior knowledge is operationalized as any skill or understanding that a student needs to successfully navigate through a Calculus I course. A two part qualitative study consisting of student exams and instructor interviews was employed to examine how instructors approach prior knowledge mistakes when they are evaluating students. Analysis of these interviews revealed that calculus instructors agree that algebra and trigonometry are essential components of prior knowledge within a calculus course. Additionally, perceived inconsistencies in instructor grading were reconciled using a sensible system framework. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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