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ERIC Number: EJ1390992
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2023
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
EISSN: EISSN-1306-3030
Promoting Engagement via Engaged Mathematics Labs and Supportive Learning
Mohammad, Nagham; Nica, Mihai; Levere, Kimberly M.; Okner, Rachel
International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, v18 n2 Article em0732 2023
Out-of-class activities play a crucial role in student learning. However, student opinions on the design of these activities are rarely measured across several different classes. The purpose of this study is to understand students' preferences and attitudes towards new "Engaged Mathematics Labs" in which professors and teaching assistants assisted students in completing an assignment during lab time. We analyze both qualitative and quantitative survey responses from [approximately]200 first year students participating in "Engaged Mathematics Labs" across two different levels of mathematics classes at a large Canadian public university. Results indicate that students enjoy being able to work in groups regardless of major or gender. Moreover, students learned to effectively use resources available in the course to solve questions that deepen their understanding of course concepts. Understanding the student preferences from this study can help form the design of future learning activities and future pedagogical studies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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