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Pinzon, D.; Pinzon, K.; Stackpole, M. – PRIMUS, 2016
In this paper, we discuss active learning in College Algebra at Georgia Gwinnett College. This approach has been used in more than 20 sections of College Algebra taught by the authors in the past four semesters. Students work in small, structured groups on guided inquiry activities after watching 15-20 minutes of videos before class. We discuss a…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Undergraduate Study, Algebra, Active Learning
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Derado, Josip; Garner, Mary L.; Tran, Thu-Hang – PRIMUS, 2016
Students' abilities and interests vary dramatically in the college mathematics classroom. How do we teach all of these students effectively? In this paper, we present the Point Reward System (PRS), a new method of assessment that addresses this problem. We designed the PRS with three main goals in mind: to increase the retention rates; to keep all…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Student Diversity, Academic Ability