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Hancock, Emilie; Franco, Lorraine; Bagley, Spencer; Karakok, Gulden – PRIMUS, 2021
As calculus instruction moves further from lecture-based instruction toward student-centered pedagogy, support services must align with the changing goals for the course. This paper describes the work of a department as they collectively design and redesign a co-requisite Calculus I course, in an effort to better promote students' academic and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Calculus, Social Integration
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Omar, Mohamed; Karakok, Gulden; Savic, Milos; El Turkey, Houssein; Tang, Gail – PRIMUS, 2019
Challenging mathematics problems were posed as a substantial part of homework in an elective combinatorics course. The intent was to encourage undergraduate students' exploration as well as develop their technical writing skills. The bulk of students' grades on these problems rested on a three-page reflective write-up using a rubric on…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Creativity, Student Attitudes
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El Turkey, Houssein; Tang, Gail; Savic, Milos; Karakok, Gulden; Cilli-Turner, Emily; Plaxco, David – PRIMUS, 2018
A growing body of mathematics education research points to the importance of fostering students' mathematical creativity in undergraduate mathematics courses. However, there are not many research-based instructional practices that aim to accomplish this task. Our research group has been working to address this issue and created a formative…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Logic, Validity, Creativity
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Engelke, Nicole; Karakok, Gulden; Wangberg, Aaron – PRIMUS, 2016
"WeBWorK" CLASS combines the best features of online homework and digital whiteboards to create a system that provides instructors with information on students' problem-solving processes, as well as their final answer. The system's utilization of tools that can sort students based on correct and incorrect homework and quiz answers and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology