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Mokry, Jeanette – PRIMUS, 2016
This article discusses preparation assignments used in a Calculus II course that cover material from prerequisite courses. Prior to learning new material, students work on problems outside of class involving concepts from algebra, trigonometry, and Calculus I. These problems are directly built upon in order to answer Calculus II questions,…
Descriptors: Calculus, Assignments, Prerequisites, Instructional Materials
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Hitt, Fernando; Dufour, Sarah – ZDM: Mathematics Education, 2021
The first calculus course in the province of Quebec (Canada) is taught in the first year of college (17-18 year-old students) before university. Statistics show that this course is the most difficult one for students at the collegial level and that it prompts many to drop out of school. The literature has highlighted the cognitive problems…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Calculus, Mathematics Activities, College Mathematics
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Toh, Tin Lam – ZDM: Mathematics Education, 2021
In this paper, the Singapore school calculus curriculum at the upper secondary and the pre-university levels is examined in the light of the Singapore mathematics curriculum framework. Three key features of the calculus content are discerned: (1) an intuitive approach to calculus supported by the use of technology; (2) an emphasis on techniques;…
Descriptors: Calculus, National Curriculum, Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Students
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Adu-Gyamfi, Kwaku; Bossé, Michael J.; Chandler, Kayla – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
When establishing connections among representations of associated mathematical concepts, students encounter different difficulties and successes along the way. The purpose of this study was to uncover information about and gain greater insight into how student processes connections. Pre-calculus students were observed and interviewed while…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Mathematical Concepts, Algebra, Graphs
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Connelly Stockton, Julianna; Gregory, Peter – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2012
A group of six math instructors used tablet PCs to teach their individual sections of a high enrollment gateway Pre-Calculus course in a diverse urban four-year college. Student performance in the experimental sections were compared to those in 31 other sections in terms of student retention, pass rates, and score on the department-wide…
Descriptors: Calculus, Mathematics Instruction, Laptop Computers, Educational Technology
Minor, Elizabeth Covay – High School Journal, 2016
Research on achievement gaps has found that achievement gaps are larger for students who take advanced mathematics courses compared to students who do not. Focusing on the advanced mathematics student achievement gap, this study found that African American advanced mathematics students have significantly lower test scores and are less likely to be…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Mathematics Tests, Scores, Mathematics Achievement
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Case, Erin; Pape, Stephen – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2013
This case study documents the struggles and successes encountered by a pre-calculus teacher while using Classroom Connectivity Technology (CCT) daily in her community college mathematics course. CCT refers to a wireless communication system that connects a teacher's computer with an individual student's handheld calculator and has been associated…
Descriptors: Graphing Calculators, Handheld Devices, Technology Integration, Audience Response Systems
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Li, Qingxia – European Journal of Educational Sciences, 2014
The purpose of this study is to examine whether there is a difference in students' understanding of the core concepts in Pre-calculus after integrating student group presentations into teaching versus the teacher-led traditional classroom setting. The results of the analysis indicated that student group presentations do increase student retention…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Remedial Mathematics, Developmental Studies Programs, College Students
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Ingalls, Victoria – REDIMAT - Journal of Research in Mathematics Education, 2018
Many studies have argued the negative effects of external rewards on internal motivation while others assert that external motivation does not necessarily undermine intrinsic motivation. At a private university, students were given the option to earn bonus points for achieving mastery in the online homework systems associated with Statistics and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Statistics, Incentives
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Olsher, Shai; Cooper, Jason – ZDM: Mathematics Education, 2021
While curricular change often begins with a new textbook, its eventual enactment in the hands of individual teachers depends on their orientation towards the curriculum and its representation in the textbook. Studying this teacher-textbook relationship is crucial for understanding how curricular reform intended by textbook designers is likely to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Textbooks, Teaching Methods, Individual Differences
RP Group, 2018
The Multiple Measures Assessment Project (MMAP) research team has conducted this study in order to examine whether student completion of a transfer-level course in math or English within one year varies by students' participation in either the Extended Opportunities Programs and Services (EOPS) program or the Disabled Students Programs and…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Community Colleges, State Legislation, College Mathematics
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Gallegos, Irene; Flores, Alfinio – PRIMUS, 2010
First-year university students design and play their own games, including board, computer, and other kinds of games, to learn mathematical concepts and practice procedures for their pre-calculus and calculus courses. (Contains 2 tables and 8 figures.)
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Calculus, College Freshmen
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Chai, Jun; Friedler, Louis M.; Wolff, Edward F.; Li, Jun; Rhea, Karen – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2015
The results from a cross-national study comparing calculus performance of students at East China Normal University (ECNU) in Shanghai and students at the University of Michigan before and after their first university calculus course are presented. Overall, ECNU significantly outperformed Michigan on both the pre- and post-tests, but the Michigan…
Descriptors: Calculus, Cross Cultural Studies, Pretests Posttests, Mathematics Instruction
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Seneres, Alice W.; Kerrigan, John A. – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2014
There are specific topics in college calculus that can be major stumbling blocks for students. Having taught college calculus for four years to over a thousand students, we observed that even the students who have already taken pre-calculus or calculus during their high school careers had common misunderstandings. Students may remember a technique…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Calculus
Hatem, Neil – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study investigates the relationship between the use of graphing calculators employed as Type II technology and student achievement, as determined by assessing students' problem solving skills associated with the concept of function, at the college algebra and pre-calculus level. In addition, this study explores the integration of graphing…
Descriptors: Motivation, Problem Solving, Graphing Calculators, Data Analysis
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