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Lappas, Pantelis Z.; Kritikos, Manolis N. – Higher Education Studies, 2018
The main objective of this paper is to propose a didactic framework for teaching Applied Mathematics in higher education. After describing the structure of the framework, several applications of inquiry-based learning in teaching numerical analysis and optimization are provided to illustrate the potential of the proposed framework. The framework…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Albalawi, Abdullah S. – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2018
This study aimed at investigating the effectiveness of using flipped classrooms in teaching the Math2 course for the preparatory year's students at the University of Tabuk, Saudi Arabia. The Math2 course was organized via an (ADDE) design model, with recorded videos of the topics included in the study; it was implemented by a Moodle platform and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Homework
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Dahl, Bettina – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2018
Problem and Project-Based Learning (PBL) emphasise collaborate work on problems relevant to society and emphases the relation between theory and practice. PBL fits engineering students as preparation for their future professions but what about mathematics? Mathematics is not just applied mathematics, but it is also a body of abstract knowledge…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction
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Rashid, Mamunur; Sarkar, Jyotirmoy – Educational Research Quarterly, 2018
Students in an online statistics course were prone to become increasingly disengaged as the semester progressed. In Spring 2015, we took a proactive measure to retain student engagement by introducing a cyber mentoring session. We describe the framework, operation and effectiveness of cyber mentoring in improving students' learning experience and…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Statistics, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Enderson, Mary C.; Mann, Manveer – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2018
This article describes how for many college students the transition to college-level mathematics courses presents new challenges beyond those that were part of the high school experience. In this interdisciplinary study forty-four non-mathematics and non-science majors, enrolled in a retail-buying course, were studied to examine student confidence…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, College Students, Nonmajors, College Mathematics
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Ludwig, Patrice; Tongen, Anthony; Walton, Brian – PRIMUS, 2018
James Madison University faculty team-teach an interdisciplinary mathematical modeling course for mathematics and biology students. We have used two different project-based approaches to emphasize the mathematical concepts taught in class, while also exposing students to new areas of mathematics not formally covered in class. The first method…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction, Case Studies, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Shelton, Therese – PRIMUS, 2018
Mathematical modeling allows flexibility for a project-based experience. We share details of our regular capstone course, successful for virtually 100% of our math majors for almost two decades. Our research-like approach in this course accommodates a variety of student backgrounds and interests, and has produced some award-winning student…
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Mathematics Instruction, Active Learning, Student Projects
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Harwood, R. Corban – PRIMUS, 2018
This article addresses the logistics of implementing projects in an undergraduate mathematics class and is intended both for new instructors and for instructors who have had negative experiences implementing projects in the past. Project implementation is given for both lower- and upper-division mathematics courses with an emphasis on mathematical…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Models, Active Learning, Student Projects
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Evans, Riley; Friedman, Jane; McGrath, Lynn; Myers, Perla; Ruiz, Amanda – PRIMUS, 2018
Although the number of bachelor's degrees in the U.S. awarded to women has gone up, engagement of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) continues to be low. This paper presents a project-based learning program, informed by education research best practices, designed to provide research experiences to female students…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Females, Active Learning, Student Projects
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Paoletti, Teo; Krupnik, Victoria; Papadopoulos, Dimitrios; Olsen, Joseph; Fukawa-Connelly, Tim; Weber, Keith – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2018
We were interested in exploring the extent to which advanced mathematics lecturers provide students with opportunities to play a role in considering or generating course content. To do this, we examined the questioning practices of 11 lecturers who taught advanced mathematics courses at the university level. Because we are unaware of other studies…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Course Content, College Mathematics, College Faculty
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Koch, Robert; Kucsera, John; Angus, Kathryn Bartle; Norman, Kimberly; Bowers, Erica; Nair, Pradeep; Moon, Hye Sun; Karimi, Afshin; Barua, Susamma – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2018
Academic programs targeted for first-time students can help their persistence in STEM majors. Our project, ASCEND STEM, included three first-year experiences (FYEs) designed to offer students the skills that would help them successfully traverse potential barriers to academic success. In the FYEs, we sought to strengthen the learning power,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Majors (Students), College Freshmen, Science Process Skills
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Norton, Paran; Bridges, William; High, Karen – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2018
This paper examines the impact of departmental policy changes on the trend in DFW proportions for introductory calculus at a large research university, where DFW denotes the proportion of students receiving a grade of D, F, or withdrawing from the course. We defined three distinct policy periods: Traditional (2002-2005), Active Learning (SCALE-UP)…
Descriptors: College Students, College Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Calculus
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Nakakoji, Yoshitaka; Wilson, Rachel – Education Sciences, 2018
Transfer of mathematical learning to science is seen as critical to the development of education and industrial societies, yet it is rarely interrogated in applied research. We present here research looking for evidence of transfer from university mathematics learning in semester one to second semester sciences/engineering courses (n = 1125). A…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Transfer of Training, Physics, College Science
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Duzhin, Fedor; Gustafsson, Anders – Education Sciences, 2018
Course instructors need to assess the efficacy of their teaching methods, but experiments in education are seldom politically, administratively, or ethically feasible. Quasi-experimental tools, on the other hand, are often problematic, as they are typically too complicated to be of widespread use to educators and may suffer from selection bias…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Artificial Intelligence, College Faculty, Instructional Effectiveness
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Caglayan, Günhan – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2018
This linear algebra note offers teaching and learning ideas in the treatment of the inner product space R[superscript m x n] in a technology-supported learning environment. Classroom activities proposed in this note demonstrate creative ways of integrating MATLAB technology into various properties of Frobenius inner product as visualization tools…
Descriptors: Algebra, Class Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Computer Uses in Education
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