ERIC Number: EJ1171845
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
A Card Trick for Improving Writing Skills and Attendance
Griffiths, Barry J.
PRIMUS, v28 n1 p80-89 2018
This paper describes an innovative way of randomly collecting handwritten homework in calculus classes with approximately 50 students using a standard deck of cards, which does not place an excessive burden on faculty with regard to grading. In addition to the increased awareness students develop in structuring a mathematical solution, the strategy has been successful in increasing classroom attendance, which the literature suggests leads to increased attainment. Along with personal observations and empirical data indicating that the scores from the randomly collected homework assignments strongly correlate with exam performance, perceptions of students are included, which show that students are strongly supportive of the method used.
Descriptors: Attendance, Writing Skills, Educational Games, Teaching Methods, Calculus, Mathematics Instruction, Homework, College Mathematics, Undergraduate Students, Semi Structured Interviews, Student Attitudes, Assignments, Statistical Analysis, Qualitative Research, Observation
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Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Florida (Orlando)
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