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Deshler, Jessica M.; Miller, David; Pascal, Matthew – PRIMUS, 2016
In an effort to support the success of minority students and to incorporate inquiry-based learning (IBL) into the calculus sequence of courses at West Virginia University, a modified version of the Emerging Scholars Program (ESP) was implemented in the fall of 2009. Since then, approximately 100 students have taken ESP Calculus I, with many of…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Active Learning, Inquiry, Calculus
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Fuller, Edgar; Deshler, Jessica M.; Kuhn, Betsy; Squire, Douglas – PRIMUS, 2014
In 2007 the Department of Mathematics at our institution began developing a placement process designed to identify at-risk students entering mathematics courses at the College Algebra and Calculus levels. Major changes in our placement testing process and the resulting interventions for at-risk students were put in place in Fall of 2008. At the…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Algebra, Secondary School Mathematics, At Risk Students