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Barnett, M.D.; Sonnert, G.; Sadler, P.M. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2014
Relativizing the popular belief that student effort is the key to success, this article finds that effort in the most advanced mathematics course in US high schools is not consistently associated with college calculus performance. We distinguish two types of student effort: productive and ineffective efforts. Whereas the former carries the…
Descriptors: Calculus, Mathematics Achievement, Correlation, Advanced Courses
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Dawkins, Paul Christian; Epperson, James A. Mendoza – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2014
This study investigates interactions between calculus learning and problem-solving in the context of two first-semester undergraduate calculus courses in the USA. We assessed students' problem-solving abilities in a common US calculus course design that included traditional lecture and assessment with problem-solving-oriented labs. We investigate…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Calculus, Problem Solving, Mathematics Skills