ERIC Number: EJ875483
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Abstractor: As Provided
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Excellence through Mathematics Communication and Collaboration (E = mc[squared]): A New Approach to Quality in College Algebra
Marshall, Gerald L.; Riedel, Herbert H. J.
AMATYC Review, v26 n2 p64-77 Spr 2005
Within the context of traditional quality management principles, a program designed to enhance soft skills of College Algebra students was piloted in fall 2001. Results of the pilot project include increased retention, persistence, note-taking ability, and positive responses concerning course expectations. Quality enhancement efforts in this course have manifested significant improvements in this course and in follow-up courses, but overall success rates remain low due to a misalignment of process capability with standards. Possible solutions are presented.
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Quality Control, Algebra, College Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Community Colleges, Mathematical Concepts, Academic Persistence, Notetaking, Student Attitudes, Educational Quality
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: N/A