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Yurasovskaya, Ekaterina – PRIMUS, 2021
Service-learning provides a versatile pedagogical platform that can improve the academic performance of participating students and open space for a discussion of issues of social justice within a mathematics classroom. We describe our Precalculus course with a service-learning component, in which university students regularly tutor algebra…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Social Justice
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Bertrand, Elliott; McArdle, David T.; Thoma, Lubos; Wu, Li – PRIMUS, 2021
The percentage of college students receiving unproductive grades in introductory mathematics courses is a concern for post-secondary institutions across the country. Many factors can be targeted as potential explanations for this lack of success, yet none of these issues are more noteworthy than the fact that many students enter college…
Descriptors: College Students, Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Mathematics Skills
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El Turkey, Houssein; Turki, Salam; Kottegoda, Yasanthi – PRIMUS, 2021
Many active learning practices highly depend on students' advance preparation for the class. However, reading Calculus can be a challenging task to students. We address this concern by assigning targeted pre-class readings in multiple Calculus courses. We report on our implementations, provide students' feedback, and discuss the lessons learned…
Descriptors: Reading Assignments, Calculus, Flipped Classroom, Mathematics Instruction
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Childers, Annie Burns; Lu, Lianfang; Hairston, Joshua; Squires, Timothy – PRIMUS, 2021
This paper reports on mathematics remediation efforts at a public 4-year institution. Specifically, it describes redesign efforts that led to the implementation of co-requisite mathematics remediation. Data on this program were collected and analyzed with respect to completion rates, length of time to earn college mathematics credit, and factors…
Descriptors: Remedial Mathematics, College Students, Program Effectiveness, College Mathematics
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Villalobos, Cristina; Kim, Hyung Won; Huber, Timothy J.; Knobel, Roger; Setayesh, Shaghayegh; Sasidharan, Lekshmi; Galstyan, Anahit; Balogh, Andras – PRIMUS, 2021
Research indicates multi-section coordination improves the academic performance of students in STEM education. This paper describes the process of coordination in Precalculus, Calculus 1, and Calculus 2 courses undertaken by a large department that grew from the merger of two institutions through a pilot program and a project grant. Components…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Calculus, Success, Mathematics Achievement
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Carney, Debra; Sanders, Megan; Spiegel, Samuel; Swanson, Rebecca; Vasquez, Ariana – PRIMUS, 2021
This article describes a partially flipped course design for Calculus II which has been implemented by a varied instructional team at a medium-sized public engineering university (Colorado School of Mines (Mines)) over a period of three years. We have identified three main factors which have contributed to the success of the implementation: (1)…
Descriptors: Universities, Engineering Education, College Students, Flipped Classroom
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Bazett, Trefor; Clough, Crystal L. – PRIMUS, 2021
Our department has experienced a significant culture transformation in its approach to teaching. This change is primarily the result of sustained focus on reforming two heavily coordinated sequences, Applied Calculus and Calculus. Initially catalyzed by pilot projects introducing a flipped-class format to these courses, the reforms led to broader…
Descriptors: Coordination, Educational Change, College Mathematics, Departments
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Bleiler-Baxter, Sarah K.; Pair, Jeffrey D.; Reed, Samuel D. – PRIMUS, 2021
Students often view their role as that of a replicator, rather than a creator, of mathematical arguments. We aimed to engage our students more fully in the creation process, helping them to see themselves as legitimate proof creators. In this paper, we describe an instructional activity (i.e., the "group proof activity") that is…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Validity, Mathematical Logic
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Bruder, Andrea; Kohler, Brynja R. – PRIMUS, 2020
Although modeling is an integral process in applied mathematics, students rarely encounter modeling opportunities in their calculus courses. We introduce a laboratory experience as a starting point for calculus students to investigate multivariable functions. A layered system of coffee and milk serves as a physical model for temperature gradients…
Descriptors: Calculus, Mathematics Instruction, Climate, Food
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Flórez, Rigoberto; Mukherjee, Antara – PRIMUS, 2020
We describe some classic experiments on the Möbius strip, the projective plane band, and the Klein bottle band. We present our experience with freshmen college students, college teachers, high school students, and Mathematics Education graduate students. These experiments are designed to encourage readers to learn more about the properties of the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Secondary School Mathematics, Undergraduate Study
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Bagley, Spencer – PRIMUS, 2020
The flipped classroom model interchanges the roles of in-class and out-of-class time to allow students more time to engage with cognitively demanding tasks when expert help from their instructor is more available. An extensive body of literature supports the effectiveness of this model. In contrast, I present a case study of a less-successful…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Homework, Video Technology
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Ko, Sei Jin; Marx, David M.; Nickerson, Susan D.; Bjorkman, Katie – PRIMUS, 2020
In this paper we provide a detailed account of how to implement a peer role model (PRM) program similar to the one that we developed at San Diego State University (SDSU) to broaden participation of college women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). In particular, we summarize our findings of the PRM program's best practices,…
Descriptors: Role Models, Peer Influence, College Students, Calculus
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Eklund, Holly – PRIMUS, 2020
The purpose of this paper is to explain a newly implemented interactive delivery model for students at the Colorado School of Mines (Mines) repeating Calculus for Scientists & Engineers I during the spring of 2017. Since calculus is a necessary component for so many STEM degrees, it will continue to be a gateway to obtaining such degrees and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Delivery Systems, Calculus, Scientists
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Boyce, Steven; O'Halloran, Joyce – PRIMUS, 2020
We describe the process of adjusting the balance between computer-based learning and peer interaction in a college algebra course. In our first experimental class, students used the adaptive-learning program ALEKS within an emporium-style format. Comparing student performance in the emporium format class with that in a traditional lecture format…
Descriptors: Active Learning, College Students, Algebra, Mathematics Instruction
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Lewis, Drew – PRIMUS, 2020
This article describes a Standards-Based Grading (SBG) implementation used in a variety of lower-level mathematics courses, notably including the use of oral re-assessments. A retrospective study of this implementation was conducted that showed that female students take advantage of optional oral re-assessments at greater rates than male students…
Descriptors: Grading, Academic Standards, Mathematics Instruction, Student Evaluation
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