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ERIC Number: EJ1055205
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Improving Student Success in Calculus I Using a Co-Requisite Calculus I Lab
Vestal, Sharon Schaffer; Brandenburger, Thomas; Furth, Alfred
PRIMUS, v25 n4 p381-387 2015
This paper describes how one university mathematics department was able to improve student success in Calculus I by requiring a co-requisite lab for certain groups of students. The groups of students required to take the co-requisite lab were identified by analyzing student data, including Math ACT scores, ACT Compass Trigonometry scores, and grades in Pre-Calculus. Following the creation of the required lab, we collected the same data on the lab students as we had on similar students enrolled in Calculus I prior to the creation of the lab. The data were analyzed comparing the grades of students who had taken the co-requisite lab with the grades of similar students that had taken Calculus I prior to the creation of the lab. Our observations indicate that there is an improvement in the pass rate (grade of C or better) in Calculus I for a certain group of lab students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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