id: 06619318
dt: j
an: 2016e.00368
au: Murphy, Julia; Chang, Jen-Mei; Suaray, Kagba
ti: Student performance and attitudes in a collaborative and flipped linear
algebra course.
so: Int. J. Math. Educ. Sci. Technol. 47, No. 5, 653-673 (2016).
py: 2016
pu: Taylor \& Francis, Abingdon, Oxfordshire
la: EN
cc: D40 C20 H60
ut: flipped learning; linear algebra; student attitudes towards mathematics;
inverted learning; collaborative learning; higher education
ci:
li: doi:10.1080/0020739X.2015.1102979
ab: Summary: Flipped learning is gaining traction in K‒12 for enhancing
students’ problem-solving skills at an early age; however, there is
relatively little large-scale research showing its effectiveness in
promoting better learning outcomes in higher education, especially in
mathematics classes. In this study, we examined the data compiled from
both quantitative and qualitative measures such as item scores on a
common final and attitude survey results between a flipped and a
traditional Introductory Linear Algebra class taught by two individual
instructors at a state university in California in Fall 2013. Students
in the flipped class were asked to watch short video lectures made by
the instructor and complete a short online quiz prior to each class
attendance. The class time was completely devoted to problem solving in
group settings where students were prompted to communicate their
reasoning with proper mathematical terms and structured sentences
verbally and in writing. Examination of the quality and depth of
student responses from the common final exam showed that students in
the flipped class produced more comprehensive and well-explained
responses to the questions that required reasoning, creating examples,
and more complex use of mathematical objects. Furthermore, students in
the flipped class performed superiorly in the overall comprehension of
the content with a 21\% increase in the median final exam score.
Overall, students felt more confident about their ability to learn
mathematics independently, showed better retention of materials over
time, and enjoyed the flipped experience.
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