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Powell, Mary Ann; Harrington, Judy – NADE Digest, 2011
Teaching circles are an innovative mechanism to support faculty and improve student learning. This article describes the use of instructor teaching circles to support math-anxious students at a mid-sized urban university, including the purposes, formation, and sometimes surprising outcomes associated with using this method. Teaching circles for…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Teaching Methods, Faculty Development, Case Studies
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Duranczyk, Irene Mary – NADE Digest, 2007
This article is designed to present an overview of critical theory, research, and evaluation for the developmental mathematics educator. Students caught in the gap between high school mathematics preparation and entry-level college mathematics expectations--developmental mathematics education students--need to have their personal narratives told…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Educational Research, Evaluation Methods, Developmental Studies Programs
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Salsovic, Annette – NADE Digest, 2007
Although the WebQuest has been around for several years, it appears that not many educators are aware of it, or know how to use it. Thus, it is important to not only expose developmental educators to the use of this strategy, but also to help them realize how they can easily implement it into their curriculum. The use of a Webquest integrates…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Web Based Instruction, Educational Technology, Developmental Studies Programs
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Lerma, Tony – NADE Digest, 2007
In this article I discuss the factors that led me to implement study groups in the teaching of mathematics. An important influence in this decision began with an experimental study conducted with two College Algebra classes in which students were randomly assigned to treatment groups. While there was no statistical difference between the study…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Mathematics Instruction, Algebra, College Mathematics
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Di Muro, Paola – NADE Digest, 2006
At some point between elementary and junior high school, something seems to occur that generates a rooted dislike toward the scientific disciplines in general and mathematics in particular. This results in most students in developmental education associating the word math with a series of illogical rules, totally disconnected from reality and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Best Practices, Developmental Studies Programs, Comprehension
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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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Efird, Carole – NADE Digest, 2005
NCES (1996) reported that almost one-third of all students entering colleges and universities are unprepared for college coursework and therefore required to enroll in developmental courses. This study focused on developmental and regular mathematics courses at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Using final mathematics grades from the…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Mathematics, College Mathematics