ERIC Number: EJ1055202
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
Clickers and Classroom Voting in a Transition to Advanced Mathematics Course
Lockard, Shannon R.; Metcalf, Rebecca C.
PRIMUS, v25 n4 p326-338 2015
Clickers and classroom voting are used across a number of disciplines in a variety of institutions. There are several papers that describe the use of clickers in mathematics classrooms such as precalculus, calculus, statistics, and even differential equations. This paper describes a method of incorporating clickers and classroom voting in a Transition to Advanced Mathematics course. The clicker questions were used to initiate small-group discussions in order to improve the mathematical communication skills of the students. Student and instructor reactions to the clickers and group discussions are given.
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Audience Response Systems, Educational Technology, Voting, Mathematics Instruction, Small Group Instruction, Group Discussion, Communication Skills, Mathematics Skills, College Mathematics, College Students, College Faculty, Questioning Techniques, Instructional Effectiveness, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Surveys, Focus Groups
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts