id: 06617843
dt: j
an: 2016e.00806
au: Pilgrim, Mary E.; Gehrtz, Jessica
ti: An alternative Calculus I course.
so: Math. Comput. Educ. 50, No. 2, 120-129 (2016).
py: 2016
pu: MATYC Journal, Old Bethpage, NY
la: EN
cc: I15 D45
ut: calculus; university teaching; teaching methods; pilot course;
student-centred learning environment; experience reports; problem-based
learning; cooperative learning; repetition; mathematical model
building; daily reflections; metacognitive abilities; educational
research
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ab: From the text: Calculus I at post-secondary institutions has historically
been perceived as a â€œfilter" that blocks access to professional
careers in STEM fields. Failure in Calculus I is commonly identified in
the literature as a grade of D or F or a withdrawal from the course.
Negative experiences in introductory courses are a contributing factor
to students leaving STEM disciplines. Poor instruction is often to
blame for such experiences. The focus for this paper is on improving
success rates in Calculus I for Physical Scientists I courses (referred
to as Calculus I in this narrative) offered at our institution and also
to discuss strategies for instruction in a Calculus I classroom.
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