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ERIC Number: EJ930112
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1947-7503
Studying Personal Response Systems in a College Algebra Course
Butler, Melanie; Pyzdrowksi, Laura; Walker, Vennessa; Yoho, Stephanie
Investigations in Mathematics Learning, v2 n2 p1-18 Win 2009-2010
This paper gives results of a study on a Personal Response System (PRS). Three sections of college algebra are compared; one section used PRS and PowerPoint, one used PowerPoint, and one was considered a control. Students were given a pretest and posttest with a retired version of a mathematics ACT test, and all students gained an average of one point, with no differences found between sections. Students in the non-PRS sections outperformed students in the PRS section on several course components. Survey results from the PRS section were mixed and have been used to modify PRS use. These modifications are given, along with more recent survey results that indicate that students are more engaged with PRS.
Research Council on Mathematics Learning. Web site: http://www.unlv.edu/RCML
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A