ERIC Number: EJ1079693
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Flipped Calculus: A Study of Student Performance and Perceptions
Ziegelmeier, Lori B.; Topaz, Chad M.
PRIMUS, v25 n9-10 p847-860 2015
Flipping the classroom refers to moving lectures outside of the classroom to incorporate other activities into a class during its standard meeting time. This pedagogical modality has recently gained traction as a way to center the learning on students in mathematics classrooms. In an effort to better understand the efficacy of this approach, we implemented a controlled study at a small liberal arts college. We compared two sections of the entry-level course applied multivariable calculus I, with one section taught in a traditional lecture-based format and the other taught as a flipped classroom. During our study, we collected and analyzed data related to student performance, as well as perceptions of the approach and attitude toward mathematics in general. Students in both classes scored similarly on graded components of the course, and the majority of students were comfortable with the format of each section. However, some student perceptions and study habits differed.
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Video Technology, Homework, Teaching Methods, Student Surveys, Mathematics Tests, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Comparative Analysis, Lecture Method, Calculus, Conventional Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Scores, Study Habits, Interviews
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