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ERIC Number: EJ1210883
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1557-5284
Jump Start: Lessons Learned from a Mathematics Bridge Program for STEM Undergraduates
Lecocke, Michael; Shaw, Jason; Martines, Ian; Wolff, Necia; Cano, Paulina; Tobares, Vanessa
Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, v19 n5 p40-45 Jan-Mar 2019
The St. Mary's University Jump Start summer bridge program for precalculus was implemented for the first time in August 2014 and completed its third iteration in August 2016. This 12-day summer bridge program occurred immediately before the beginning of the fall semester. The primary intent of this program was to effectively provide prerequisite coursework to incoming first year STEM majors who did not meet the calculus I prerequisites to succeed in a calculus I course, and thus begin their degree programs on track. This paper investigates whether a 12-day summer bridge program can effectively ensure success in a first-semester calculus I course.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas