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Chamberlain, D.; Grady, A.; Keeran, S.; Knudson, K.; Manly, I.; Shabazz, M.; Stone, C.; York, A. – PRIMUS, 2021
In this note, we describe a large-scale transition to an active learning format in first-semester calculus at the University of Florida. Student performance and attitudes are compared across traditional lecture and flipped sections.
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Calculus, Active Learning, College Freshmen
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McCune, David; McCune, Lori – PRIMUS, 2019
This article presents a project that is meant to deepen student understanding of what it would mean for one preference voting method to be "better" than another. In the project we show the students how to rigorously compare the methods of plurality and plurality with elimination, and we then allow them to compare two other voting methods…
Descriptors: Voting, Preferences, Student Attitudes, Evaluation Criteria
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Kindle, Jennifer; Gentimis, Thanos – PRIMUS, 2018
At Florida Polytechnic University, a STEM University founded in 2014, Calculus I is the first mathematics course required by students in every major. In order to ensure students received the support necessary for Calculus I, an online Primer course was developed. The course, which is housed in the online platform CANVAS, targets specific topics…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Calculus, Undergraduate Students, Educational Technology
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Lazowski, Andrew; Stopper, Geffrey – PRIMUS, 2013
We describe a case study that was created to intertwine the fields of biology and mathematics. This project is given in an elementary probability and statistics course for non-math majors. Some goals of this case study include: to expose students to biology in a math course, to apply probability to real-life situations, and to display how far a…
Descriptors: Wildlife, Mathematics Instruction, Probability, Statistics
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Teymuroglu, Zeynep – PRIMUS, 2013
Understanding the effects of a service-learning component on the classroom culture, socially and academically, brings a novel perspective to designing, executing, and assessing these types of active-learning projects. This paper evaluates the success of a service-learning project from a perspective of social networks by investigating the question:…
Descriptors: Service Learning, First Year Seminars, Social Networks, Network Analysis
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Gonzalez-Muniz, Madeline; Klingler, Lee; Moosai, Susan; Raviv, Daniel – PRIMUS, 2012
Florida Atlantic University implemented a number of changes in the College Algebra course in an attempt to improve student success. We summarize these changes, and how they have affected the course. We also discuss possibilities for future improvements. (Contains 3 figures and 1 footnote.)
Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Higher Education
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Bardzell, Michael; Poimenidou, Eirini – PRIMUS, 2011
In this article we present, as a case study, results of undergraduate research involving binomial coefficients modulo a prime "p." We will discuss how undergraduates were involved in the project, even with a minimal mathematical background beforehand. There are two main avenues of exploration described to discover these binomial…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Undergraduate Study, Class Activities, Learning Activities