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ERIC Number: EJ828508
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Mathematical Idol
Melendez, Barbra S.; Williams, Tasha
PRIMUS, v17 n3 p268-283 Jul 2007
This paper describes a modification of a popular TV game show, "American Idol[R]," conducted in an undergraduate calculus course. The focal point of this game show is to get students to interact in competitive self-assessment. Student competition is an effective device to engage students in the learning process. Placing students in the role of judge over other students' efforts brings a new dynamic into the classroom. The results of this contest include: increased awareness of fundamentals present in complex problems, increased confidence in problem solving abilities, and increased competency in communication. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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