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Castro, James – Primus, 1991
Describes several techniques that have been used in a variety of college mathematics classes to shift the classroom experience from instructor-centered to student-centered. Discusses specific applications of these techniques to remedial mathematics, precalculus, liberal arts mathematics, calculus, and geometry classroom settings. (40 references)…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Mathematics, Content Area Writing, Cooperative Learning
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Bernhardt, Robert L.; And Others – Primus, 1992
Describes the duties and attitudes of graduate teaching assistants who participated in a mentoring program, as well as the assessment of this program, which was instituted as a supervisory alternative to the lecture/recitation program through which graduate teaching assistants have traditionally accumulated the accreditation requirement to teach…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Higher Education, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction
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Gorini, Catherine A. – Primus, 1991
Describes the collegewide academic program at Maharishi International University that incorporates speaking and writing into the undergraduate curriculum. The impact of the key features of this successful program upon the mathematics curriculum are discussed in detail. (JJK)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Mathematics, Content Area Writing, Curriculum Evaluation
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Fausett, Laurene V.; Knoll, Cecilia – Primus, 1991
Compares the effectiveness of four different calculus instructional formats based on quantitative measures of student performance, adjusted for differences in student preparation for calculus. Student performance is shown to improve when instruction is presented in a format with faculty involvement. (nine references) (JJK)
Descriptors: Calculus, Classroom Techniques, College Mathematics, Comparative Analysis