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ERIC Number: EJ911504
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
"Survivor" Math: Using Pop Culture to Enhance Learning Mathematics
Burks, Robert
PRIMUS, v21 n1 p62-72 2011
This article describes a modification of the popular TV game show, "Survivor," as conducted in an undergraduate first semester mathematics precalculus course. The objective of this game is a group-based competitive drill and practice activity to help students prepare and review for the fundamental concepts exam. The results of this activity include: increased understanding of the fundamental concepts, increased confidence for the fundamental concepts exam, and increased preparedness for the mathematics concepts presented in future mathematics, science, and engineering courses, and increased communication skills. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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