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ERIC Number: EJ1085877
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0731-9258
Technology, Active Learning, and Retention in General Education Mathematics
Levi, Inessa; Chahine, Iman; Garrett, Lauretta; Wang, Haifeng
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, v35 n1 p81-105 Jan 2016
Difficulties in general education mathematics courses may be attributed to many factors, primarily low proficiency in symbol manipulation, a perception that mathematics is an area which eludes mastery, a lack of engagement and effective practice. Educational technology can be a powerful aid in overcoming these factors. This work describes the implementation of an active learning model for a general education mathematics course supported by several types of technology. A tutorial and homework support system was used to promote active engagement in and out of the classroom, while spreadsheet software was used to address meaningful applications and overcome symbol manipulations issues. Class outcomes are discussed in terms of increase of productive grades as well as enhanced student attitudes towards mathematics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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