id: 05773277
dt: j
an: 2013f.00965
au: Oepomo, Tedja Santanoe
ti: Teaching basic mathematics at West La Community College.
so: Far East J. Math. Educ. 3, No. 1, 25-34 (2009).
py: 2009
pu: Pushpa Publishing House, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
la: EN
cc: U50 D40
ut: tutorial software; basic mathematics; arithmetic; just in time; learning in
context
ci:
li: http://pphmj.com/abstract/3909.htm
ab: Summary: In this manuscript, an approach to teaching basic courses in
mathematics and arithmetic to first year students in West La Community
College is presented. The primary distinguish characteristics of our
teaching methods include: providing a laboratory interactive process to
teach the student the subject by means of an interact tutorial
software, focusing on practical sample problems as many as possible as
an approach to understanding basic mathematics; and using home work
assignments as many as possible as a way to develop intuition and
understanding about the mechanisms of basic mathematics and arithmetic.
The interactive process is provided by having the student carry out a
series of laboratory exercises involving a direct interact tutorial
software lectures on basic mathematics. The greatest challenges in
teaching an intellectually substantive course to entering students at a
community college are their lack, on average, of the basic mathematics
and arithmetic background in their high school curriculum that is taken
for granted at the collegiate level. In this paper, we demonstrate that
by appropriate choice of material and presentation methods this
challenge can be overcome.
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