ERIC Number: EJ831996
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
Can Good Questions and Peer Discussion Improve Calculus Instruction?
Miller, Robyn L.; Santana-Vega, Everilis; Terrell, Maria S.
PRIMUS, v16 n3 p193-203 Sep 2006
Preliminary report of the results of a project to introduce peer instruction into a multi-section first semester calculus course taught largely by novice instructors. This paper summarizes the instructional approaches instructors chose to use, and the subsequent results of student performance on common exams throughout the course of the term. (Contains 1 table, 1 figure, and 1 footnote.)
Descriptors: Calculus, Teaching Methods, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Peer Influence, Classroom Communication, Instructional Effectiveness, Undergraduate Study
Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A