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Kasman, Alex – Primus, 2003

Presents experience with creating and teaching a course on mathematics using works of fiction as the primary texts. Describes the goal of the course as giving students an appreciation for the beauty, power, and significance of mathematics. (Author/KHR)

Descriptors: Fiction, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach

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Chappell, Kelly K.; Killpatrick, Kendra – Primus, 2003

Investigates the effects of instructional environment on students' conceptual understanding and procedural knowledge of calculus. Uses multiple achievement measures to determine the degree to which students from different instructional environments had mastered the concepts and procedures inherent to first semester calculus. Indicates no…

Descriptors: Calculus, Concept Formation, Educational Change, Higher Education

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DeLong, Matthew; Winter, Dale; Yackel, Carolyn A. – Primus, 2003

Describes a research-based analytical framework for motivation, activity, learning, and attribution to exam classroom management issues in student-centered instruction. Reviews research in classroom management for university and college-level classrooms. Describes the research base for the framework. (Contains 88 citations.) (Author/KHR)

Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Higher Education, Learning Activities, Learning Motivation

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Shell-Gellasch, Amy – Primus, 2003

Describes a way to teach mathematics majors as guest instructors in their classroom to utilize resources with a wealth of experience, ideas, and enthusiasm. (Author/KHR)

Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Higher Education, Learning Strategies, Majors (Students)

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Chappell, Kelly K. – Primus, 2003

Examines the performance of two groups of students in traditionally-taught second semester calculus: students who took reform first semester calculus and students who took traditionally-taught first semester calculus. Identifies and explores the issues that reform students faced as they transitioned into traditionally-taught second semester…

Descriptors: Calculus, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Higher Education

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Latterell, Carmen M.; Regal, Ronald R. – Primus, 2003

Describes the writing of a new placement test and provides detailed results of a validity study on the test. Concludes that placement testing does not work very well. Suggests that undergraduate mathematics departments consider using existing data rather than giving a separate placement test. (Author/KHR)

Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Policy, Evaluation, Higher Education

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Swetz, Frank J. – Primus, 2003

Raises issues and questions concerning the judicious choice of a textbook to teach the history of mathematics. (Author/KHR)

Descriptors: Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Strategies, Mathematics History

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Karp, Alexander – Primus, 2002

Investigates issues of mathematics instruction of problems in blocks. Discusses the best way to construct mathematical problems with connections to one another as parts of a coherent whole and how to reflect on the types of connections that can arise between them. (Author/KHR)

Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Mathematical Models, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving

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Schlatter, Mark D. – Primus, 2002

Discusses one way of addressing the difficulty of mastering a large number of concepts through the use of ConcepTests; that is, multiple choice questions given in a lecture that test understanding as opposed to calculation. Investigates various types of ConcepTests and the material they can cover. (Author/KHR)

Descriptors: Calculus, Concept Formation, Evaluation, Group Activities

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Miller, Cheryl Chute – Primus, 2002

Describes teaching a course on the history of mathematics intended for prospective teachers. Presents a brief overview of the course created, difficulties encountered, and some solutions discovered. (Author/KHR)

Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Culture, Curriculum Development, Higher Education

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Mahavier, W. Ted – Primus, 2002

Describes a two-semester numerical methods course that serves as a research experience for undergraduate students without requiring external funding or the modification of current curriculum. Uses an engineering problem to introduce students to constrained optimization via a variation of the traditional isoperimetric problem of finding the curve…

Descriptors: Calculus, College Mathematics, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Design

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Green, Kris H. – Primus, 2002

Discusses three different writing assignments used in calculus courses. The assignments represent personal, informational, and blended purposes. (Author/MM)

Descriptors: Calculus, Communication (Thought Transfer), Educational Innovation, Educational Strategies

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Case, Robert – Primus, 2002

Reports on a long-term collaborative effort between Northeastern University and inner-city high schools in Boston which resulted in the wide-spread introduction of reform classes in schools previously lacking calculus. (Author/MM)

Descriptors: Access to Education, Calculus, College School Cooperation, Educational Change

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Wallace, Dorothy – Primus, 2002

Describes a successful course in mathematical biology at Dartmouth College. The course targets premedical students and biology majors rather than mathematics majors, and requires only one semester of calculus as prerequisite. Real world problems form the basis of student work. (Author/KHR)

Descriptors: Biology, Calculus, Curriculum Design, Higher Education

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Fernandez, Eileen; Kazimir, Jessica; Vandemeulebroeke, Lynn; Burgos, Carlos – Primus, 2002

Describes how modifying familiar classroom formats in a college geometry class helped encourage student problem solving. Demonstrates these modified formats in the context of problems students explored, which resemble the problem-solving settings of mathematicians. (KHR)

Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Geometry, Higher Education, Mathematics Education