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ERIC Number: EJ1046407
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0731-9258
A Comparison between a Traditional and an Accelerated, Online, Adaptive Approach to Developmental Mathematics
McGee, Daniel; Vasquez, Pedro; Cajigas, Jesus
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, v33 n4 p429-453 Oct 2014
The University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez (UPRM) has found that there are disadvantages to a semester long remedial mathematics course that is administered during the freshmen year to students with mathematics deficiencies in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs. Correspondingly, the UPRM designed and implemented an Accelerated, Online, Adaptive Approach to Developmental Mathematics that was administered the summer before students in STEM fields entered the UPRM. This article discusses the theoretical factors in the design of the online course and presents a study of the effectiveness of these two approaches based on (i) the success rate of students being able to enter Precalculus and (ii) the success of students from the two programs upon entering Precalculus.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Puerto Rico