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ERIC Number: EJ1125553
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1571-0068
Exploring Flipped Classroom Instruction in Calculus III
Wasserman, Nicholas H.; Quint, Christa; Norris, Scott A.; Carr, Thomas
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, v15 n3 p545-568 Mar 2017
In an undergraduate Calculus III class, we explore the effect of "flipping" the instructional delivery of content on both student performance and student perceptions. Two instructors collaborated to determine daily lecture notes, assigned the same homework problems, and gave identical exams; however, compared to a more traditional instructional approach, the flipped instructor utilized videos to communicate more procedural course content to students out-of-class, with time in-class spent on more conceptual activities and homework problems. Findings from two semesters indicate similar performance on more procedural problems and small to moderate gains for the flipped students (N = 74) over their traditional counterparts (N = 77) on more conceptual exam problems. However, student perceptions remain mixed, with flipped students reporting increased communication during class but traditional students perceiving more effective use of class time, despite the gains in performance for flipped 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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