NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ885055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Redesigning College Algebra: Combining Educational Theory and Web-Based Learning to Improve Student Attitudes and Performance
Hagerty, Gary; Smith, Stanley; Goodwin, Danielle
PRIMUS, v20 n5 p418-437 2010
In 2001, Black Hills State University (BHSU) redesigned college algebra to use the computer-based mastery learning program, Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces [1], historical development of concepts modules, whole class discussions, cooperative activities, relevant applications problems, and many fewer lectures. This resulted in a 21% increase in passing rate (from 54% to 75%), a 300% increase in enrollment in the next mathematics course in the program (trigonometry), a 25% improvement in attendance, and a statistically significant increase in Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP, a nationally normed test) scores. This article explores BHSU's struggles, successes, and plans for future work in making mathematics courses more accessible, engaging, and worthwhile to students. (Contains 1 table and 3 figures.)
Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency