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Stein, Daniel – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Underprepared college students take zero credit courses, extending their stay, and increase college debt which may lead to attrition (SUNY, 2015). President Obama's Affordability Proposal reported on a college "cost crisis" created "by failing to use technology to its fullest effect" (Kelly and Carey, 2013). The non-profit…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Nikolov, Margaret C.; Withers, Wm. Douglas – PRIMUS, 2016
We propose a new course structure to address the needs of college students with previous calculus study but no course validations as an alternative to repeating the first year of calculus. Students are introduced directly to topics from Calculus III unpreceded by a formal review of topics from Calculus I or II, but with additional syllabus time…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Undergraduate Study, Calculus
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Ksir, Amy E.; Allman, Justin M.; Hetherington, Noble, III.; Selbach-Allen, Megan E.; Skipper, Daphne – PRIMUS, 2021
Over the past 10 years, the authors of this paper have implemented a series of project-based and inquiry-based learning initiatives in the calculus sequence at our institution. These initiatives took place in a department with an existing strong culture supporting teaching innovation and improvement. In this paper, we describe three initiatives in…
Descriptors: Calculus, Mathematics Instruction, Inquiry, Teaching Methods
Bremer, Zoe – Mathematics Teaching, 2010
In this article, the author suggests a cross-curricular idea that can link with PE, dance, music and history. Teacher David Schmitz, a maths teacher in Illinois who was also a square dance caller, had developed a maths course that used the standard square dance syllabus to teach mathematical principles. He presents an intensive, two-week course…
Descriptors: Barriers, Dance, Professional Associations, Geometric Concepts
Bradley, John Patrick, Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Developmental mathematics pass rates at Delaware Technical Community College (DTCC) have remained the same or decreased for a number of years despite two different math curriculum redesigns. They hover around 50 percent or below at each campus, even after the implementation of a second redesign this past Fall 2016 semester. The first redesign…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Technical Institutes, Community Colleges, Mathematics Curriculum
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Sharma, Manjula Devi; Stewart, Chris; Wilson, Rachel; Gokalp, Muhammed Sait – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2013
In recent decades, the literature paid attention to students' conceptions of the nature of disciplines. This study aimed to investigate how students' cohesive and fragment conceptions of physics changed with a major change in senior high school physics syllabus. We obtained measures of conceptions of physics by utilizing a 20-item questionnaire…
Descriptors: Physics, Student Attitudes, Science Education, Attitude Change
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Lega, Joceline C.; Buxner, Sanlyn; Blonder, Benjamin; Tama, Florence – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2014
We describe a third-year undergraduate course that focuses on multiscale modeling and protein folding and has as its primary goal the encouragement of students to integrate thinking across and beyond disciplinary boundaries. The ability to perform innovative and successful research work in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)…
Descriptors: Integrated Activities, Science Activities, Science Education, Undergraduate Students
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Yoshinobu, Stan; Jones, Matthew G. – PRIMUS, 2012
A significant issue mathematics instructors face is how to cover all the material. Mathematics teachers of all levels have some external and internal pressures to "get through" all the required material. The authors define "the coverage issue" to be the set of difficulties that arise in attempting to cover a lengthy list of topics. Principal among…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Mathematics Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Münch, Richard – Teachers College Record, 2014
Background: The PISA study (assessing the competences of 15-year-old students in their mother tongue, in mathematics and in natural sciences) deals with the benchmarking of the OECD member states when it comes to meeting globally defined educational standards. Transnational educational experts now form the most powerful group within the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
Darby-White, Tillerie T. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
In the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines the laboratory has been the major component for understanding theoretical knowledge. The laboratory is the workplace for scientific research where students develop scientific thinking, conduct scientific investigations, and acquire knowledge of physical principles and…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Online Courses, Computer Simulation, Outcomes of Education
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Dukhan, Shalini; Brenner, Elisabeth; Cameron, Ann – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2019
Learning within first-year biology is about inquiry, but in this content-heavy science students can easily fall into the trap of parrot-fashion learning. This study investigates the influence of lecturers' expectation of students in meaning making on the nature of their slides and the quality of students' note-making. Data were collected by…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Expectations of Students, Visual Aids, Notetaking
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Glass, Richard; Spiegelman, Marsha – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2008
The growth of online resources and the advances in Web 2.0 technology are changing the information landscape and impacting teaching and learning. While information literacy has been recognized as a critical component of undergraduate learning, little if any discipline-specific research is done in the lower division mathematics/computer science…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Interaction, Computer Science, Information Literacy
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Barham, Peter J. – Physics Education, 2012
New undergraduate students arriving to study physics at the University of Bristol from 1975 onwards have all taken the same test of their knowledge and understanding of physics and mathematics. Many of the questions test knowledge of material that has been in the A-level syllabus for maths or physics throughout this period. The ability of incoming…
Descriptors: Physics, Undergraduate Students, Science Instruction, College Science
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Fitzherbert, Richard M.; Pitt, David G. W. – Australian Senior Mathematics Journal, 2010
The methods for calculating returns on investments are taught to undergraduate level business students. In this paper, the authors demonstrate how such calculations are within the scope of senior school students of mathematics. In providing this demonstration the authors hope to give teachers and students alike an illustration of the power and the…
Descriptors: Student Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Undergraduate Students, Business Education
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Gatto, Romano – Science & Education, 2006
The "Ordo servundum in addiscendis disciplinis mathematicis" is a milestone in the history of the teaching of mathematics. Conceived by Christoph Clavius for the Jesuit Colleges, it was not only a syllabus for mathematical studies for the students at Jesuit colleges but also an instrument for training mathematics teachers. Its coherence and its…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers, History, Mathematics
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