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Cline, Kelly; Zullo, Holly; Huckaby, David A.; Storm, Christopher; Stewart, Ann – PRIMUS, 2018
Classroom voting can be an effective way to stimulate student discussions. In this pedagogy, the instructor poses a multiple-choice question to the class, and then allows a few minutes for consideration and small-group discussion before students vote, either with clickers, cell phones, or a non-electronic method. After the vote the instructor…
Descriptors: Calculus, Mathematics Instruction, Audience Response Systems, Voting
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Cline, Kelly; Parker, Mark; Zullo, Holly; Stewart, Ann – PRIMUS, 2012
One technique for identifying and addressing common student errors is the method of classroom voting, in which the instructor presents a multiple-choice question to the class, and after a few minutes for consideration and small group discussion, each student votes on the correct answer, often using a hand-held electronic clicker. If a large number…
Descriptors: Voting, Group Discussion, Calculus, Mathematics Instruction
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Cline, Kelly; Zullo, Holly; VonEpps, Lahna – PRIMUS, 2012
We study how different sections voted on the same set of classroom voting questions in differential calculus, finding that voting patterns can be used to identify some of the questions that have the most pedagogic value. We use statistics to identify three types of especially useful questions: 1. To identify good discussion questions, we look for…
Descriptors: Voting, Formative Evaluation, Calculus, Mathematics Instruction