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OShaughnessy, J. – PRIMUS, 2019
This paper investigates the advantages of using a two-step homework system. First, technology is used to collect and grade traditional homework. Then, students are expected to present and explain problems from their assignments in class. Several versions of implementation are discussed for different course levels and sizes. Through these methods,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Homework, Educational Technology
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McCune, Lori – PRIMUS, 2019
In the age of the internet, it is increasingly difficult to write homework assignments in a way that encourages students to struggle with a problem on their own without seeking answers from other sources. This is especially true in lower-level courses, where students often start with the attitude of "I can't do this." In this article, I…
Descriptors: Student Journals, Electronic Journals, Student Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Anderson, Jacqueline – PRIMUS, 2019
A common challenge among mathematics professors is to structure a course so that students are motivated to complete enough work to master the material without creating an unmanageable grading workload. We will discuss a strategy that the author devised to successfully confront this challenge (after many other failed attempts): using online surveys…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, College Students, Student Evaluation, Feedback (Response)
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Jordan, Daniel R. – PRIMUS, 2019
Workshops can be a powerful tool to support students as they develop proof-writing skills. In a workshop, each student writes a proof, provides feedback on other students' work, and reflects on critiques from peers. Workshops can be used in any class that emphasizes writing proofs or other forms of mathematical writing. They are highly efficient…
Descriptors: Workshops, Mathematical Logic, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Instruction
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Garaschuk, Kseniya M.; Cytrynbaum, Eric N. – PRIMUS, 2019
Active learning techniques, such as peer instruction and group work, have been gaining a lot of traction in universities. Taking a natural next step in re-evaluating current practices, many institutions recently started experimenting student-centred group exams. In order to assess the feasibility and effectiveness of collaborative assessments, we…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Mathematics Instruction, Group Testing, Group Activities
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Trenholm, Sven; Peschke, Julie; Chinnappan, Mohan – PRIMUS, 2019
The use of fully online instruction has been proliferating in higher education. In undergraduate mathematics, arguments about the effectiveness of fully online instruction have been met with contrasting claims about its potential. Some assert that fully online instruction can promote a deeper and richer conceptual understanding of mathematical…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Online Courses, Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics
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Bliss, Karen M.; Galluzzo, Benjamin J.; Kavanagh, Kathleen R.; Skufa, Joseph D. – PRIMUS, 2019
To promote and facilitate the teaching of math modeling throughout the K-16 setting, the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics recently published the GAIMME (Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Mathematical Modeling Education) Report. This paper provides insight into how the…
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Undergraduate Study, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education
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Larripa, Kamila; Mazzag, Borbala – PRIMUS, 2019
This article proposes that in addition to training teams of students to succeed in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling, the contest and the preparation for competition can be successfully used as a framework to teach an auxiliary skill set to undergraduate STEM majors through workshop-style modules. The skills emphasized are collaboration across…
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Competition, STEM Education, Undergraduate Students
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Nabb, Keith; Murawska, Jaclyn – PRIMUS, 2019
The Corvette Problem is a nonroutine investigation, one that provides an authentic context to explore many interrelated calculus ideas. In our years of sharing this problem with students and colleagues, we have found additional topics from the calculus curriculum to have rich interpretations in this environment. The Corvette Problem contextualizes…
Descriptors: Calculus, Student Motivation, Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics
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Ludwig, Patrice; Tongen, Anthony; Walton, Brian – PRIMUS, 2018
James Madison University faculty team-teach an interdisciplinary mathematical modeling course for mathematics and biology students. We have used two different project-based approaches to emphasize the mathematical concepts taught in class, while also exposing students to new areas of mathematics not formally covered in class. The first method…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction, Case Studies, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Lynch, Frank H.; Page, Breeanna S. – PRIMUS, 2018
This paper uses the lens of a calculus student to examine different solutions to a weekly puzzler from the radio show "Car Talk," hosted by Tom and Ray Magliozzi. The puzzler describes an automobile that is traveling 75 miles per hour and is 75 miles from its destination. The trip is completed by traveling 1 mile at 75 miles per hour, 1…
Descriptors: Calculus, Problem Solving, Word Problems (Mathematics), Mathematics Instruction
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Sanft, Rebecca; Ziegler-Graham, Kathryn – PRIMUS, 2018
The Mathematics Practicum has been offered at St. Olaf College for over 30 years. The Practicum is a 4-week, January Interim course where three teams of five students work on consulting problems solicited from area businesses, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. These problems have significant mathematical, statistical, and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Practicums, Active Learning, Student Projects
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Shelton, Therese – PRIMUS, 2018
Mathematical modeling allows flexibility for a project-based experience. We share details of our regular capstone course, successful for virtually 100% of our math majors for almost two decades. Our research-like approach in this course accommodates a variety of student backgrounds and interests, and has produced some award-winning student…
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Mathematics Instruction, Active Learning, Student Projects
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Harwood, R. Corban – PRIMUS, 2018
This article addresses the logistics of implementing projects in an undergraduate mathematics class and is intended both for new instructors and for instructors who have had negative experiences implementing projects in the past. Project implementation is given for both lower- and upper-division mathematics courses with an emphasis on mathematical…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Models, Active Learning, Student Projects
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Evans, Riley; Friedman, Jane; McGrath, Lynn; Myers, Perla; Ruiz, Amanda – PRIMUS, 2018
Although the number of bachelor's degrees in the U.S. awarded to women has gone up, engagement of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) continues to be low. This paper presents a project-based learning program, informed by education research best practices, designed to provide research experiences to female students…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Females, Active Learning, Student Projects
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