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ERIC Number: EJ1045072
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Individual Oral Exams in Mathematics Courses: 10 Years of Experience at the Air Force Academy
Boedigheimer, Ralph; Ghrist, Michelle; Peterson, Dale; Kallemyn, Benjamin
PRIMUS, v25 n2 p99-120 2015
Over the last 10 years faculty members in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the United States Air Force Academy have incorporated individual oral exams into mathematics courses. We have experimented with various approaches, shared results and ideas with other department members, and refined our techniques. We have found that this alternative assessment gives the instructor considerable insight into students' understanding, and, in general, students value the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities via this kind of assessment. In this paper, we provide suggestions on successfully administering oral exams and offer evidence supporting their use in mathematics courses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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