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Gunthorpe, Sydney – NADE Digest, 2006
From the assumption that matching a student's learning style with the learning method best suited for the student, it follows that developing courses that correlate learning method with learning style would be more successful for students. Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute (TVI) in New Mexico has attempted to provide students with more…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Cognitive Style, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education
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Rabin, Laura; Fink, Lauren; Krishnan, Anjali; Fogel, Joshua; Berman, Lorin; Bergdoll, Rose – Statistics Education Research Journal, 2018
Mathematical competency is related to performance in introductory statistics courses and may be a roadblock to successful course completion. We developed a new measure (Math Assessment for College Students, MACS) of basic mathematics skills that improves upon measures previously used in undergraduate settings. The MACS is freely available and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Undergraduate Students, College Mathematics, Statistics
Fiero, Diane M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine which basic skills program factors were exhibited by successful basic skills programs that helped students advance to transfer-level mathematics. This study specifically examined California community college basic skills programs that assist students who place in mathematics courses 2 levels…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Basic Skills
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Lederman, Barbara J. – Two-Year College Mathematics Journal, 1977
The need for basic mathematics courses in community colleges, topics to be covered in these courses, and approaches to these topics are discussed. (DT)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Community Colleges, Curriculum, Higher Education
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Byrd, Patricia; Constantinides, Janet C. – TESOL Quarterly, 1992
Because of national concern about the effect of having basic college mathematics courses taught by so many international teaching assistants whose English skills may be limited, this paper reports on the use of language in teaching by regular college faculty, rather than teaching assistants, at Georgia State University. (eight references)…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Mathematics, Communicative Competence (Languages), English (Second Language)
Cerna, Oscar – MDRC, 2019
Community colleges continue to increase their efforts to better serve students who enter their institutions with limited basic math, reading, or writing skills. In 2015, MDRC partnered with the Texas Coordinating Higher Education Board on a study to examine how colleges implemented state guidelines for students scoring below ninth-grade…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Basic Skills, Skill Development, Mathematics Instruction
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Sikora, Joanna; Pitt, David G. W. – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2019
Students in many jurisdictions can study Mathematics at different levels in their final 2 years of secondary education. The levels of Mathematics range from standard (not involving calculus), through basic calculus, to more advanced treatments of calculus and algebra. In this context, some students can elect to study Mathematics at a level below…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Seniors, Grade 12, Advanced Courses
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Ngo, Federick – Research in Higher Education, 2019
This study investigates the link between basic math skills, remediation, and the educational opportunity and outcomes of community college students. Capitalizing on a unique placement policy in one community college that assigns students to remedial coursework based on multiple math skill cutoffs, I first identify the skills that most commonly…
Descriptors: Correlation, Remedial Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Community Colleges
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Van den Broeck, Lynn; De Laet, Tinne; Lacante, Marlies; Pinxten, Maarten; Van Soom, Carolien; Langie, Greet – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2020
When students enter higher education, they can encounter the feeling of unpreparedness. In fact, students who lack the appropriate prior education are less prepared. Therefore developing and implementing appropriate interventions for incoming students is important. This study examined the effectiveness of two new interventions at the Faculty of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Mathematics Instruction, Time Management, College Transfer Students
Cranston School Dept., RI. – 1974
Behavioral objectives for grades 10 through 12 are specified for plane geometry, algebra, general mathematics, computer mathematics, slide rule mathematics, basic college mathematics, trigonometry, analytic geometry, calculus and probability. Most sections present material in terms of portions of a school year. At least one major objective is…
Descriptors: Algebra, Behavioral Objectives, Calculus, Computers
Perez, Anabel – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The purpose of this qualitative, phenomenological study was to identify the experiences that support the success of Latina/o community college students who began in basic skills courses at two or more levels below college-level and went on to complete college-level English and math. Fifteen Latina/o community college students attending a large…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, College English
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Er, Sidika Nihan – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
College readiness of students and the effectiveness of remedial mathematics courses have been under consideration for the last two decades. There is a considerable misalignment between the expectations of students regarding secondary education and those regarding higher education. Information about current expectations and perspectives of college…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Readiness, College Mathematics, Remedial Mathematics
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Nieberding, Megan; Buxner, Sanlyn; Elfring, Lisa; Impey, Christopher – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2021
An understanding of basic science is central to student success at the university level, even for students who will never work in scientific fields. Our investigation into students' understanding of DNA is part of a larger investigation into students' knowledge and attitudes about science. DNA and the concepts associated with it (e.g., heredity…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Scientific Concepts, Genetics, Knowledge Level
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Mpuangnan, Kofi Nkonkonya; Amegbanu, Vida Adzo; Padhan, Soubhagya – International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 2021
Based on the dynamic nature of the Ghanaian society, teacher training has become a major concern for all. Successive governments have formulated policies to improve quality education at this level. One of such policies is the Education Act of 2008 that made provision for a Diploma in Basic Education (DBE) curriculum in the Colleges of Education…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Curriculum Development
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Tirri, Kirsi, Ed.; Toom, Auli, Ed. – IntechOpen, 2020
This book takes a holistic approach to pedagogy and argues that the purpose of education is to educate the student's whole personality including cognitive, social, and moral domains. The four sections and twelve chapters address the current pedagogical challenges in basic and higher education in international contexts. The authors describe the…
Descriptors: Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Teaching Methods
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