id: 06177592
dt: j
an: 2013d.00857
au: Smeal, Mary; Walker, Sandra; Carter, Jamye; Simmons-Johnson, Carolyn;
Balam, Esenc
ti: Exploring the effectiveness of different approaches to teaching finite
mathematics.
so: J. Comput. Math. Sci. Teach. 32, No. 2, 247-257 (2013).
py: 2013
pu: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE),
Waynesville, NC
la: EN
cc: U50 D40 D30
ut: finite mathematics; teaching approaches; distance learning; computer aided
instruction
ci:
li:
ab: Summary: Traditionally, mathematics has been taught using a very direct
approach in which the teacher explains the procedure to solve a problem
and the students use pencil and paper to solve the problem. However, a
variety of alternative approaches to mathematics have surfaced from a
number of different directions. The National Council of Teachers of
Mathematics encouraged teachers to incorporate a more student-centered
approach as well as utilize technology. The American Mathematical
Association of Two-Year Colleges standards also suggested that
technology is an essential part of reform curricula, specifically
software and graphing calculators. In attempts to include more students
at the university level, many universities are offering distance
learning courses as an option. Another consideration of distance
learning is that an estimated 50â€’75 percent of corporate education
uses online technology, so familiarity with online education increases
a studentsâ€™ job marketability.
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