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McDowell, Eric L. – PRIMUS, 2021
This article chronicles the author's positive experience of conducting a liberal arts mathematics course with no testing whatsoever. The format of the course is discussed, and student responses to the format are summarized.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Liberal Arts, College Mathematics, Mathematical Concepts
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Brown, Ryan; Chiorescu, Marcela; Mohr, Darin – PRIMUS, 2017
The Georgia College mathematics department has reimagined its major requirements to integrate meaningful undergraduate research experiences. We have developed and implemented a multi-year action plan to transform our major. In this article we discuss how the department has developed and implemented a year-long research experience as a capstone…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Mathematics Education, Case Studies
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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