id: 06479498
dt: j
an: 2015f.00363
au: Smith, Luke; Martin, W. Gary; Wan, Anna; Duenas, Gilbert; Shumack, Kellie;
Beziat, Tara L. R.
ti: Using reform pedagogy to improve studentsâ€™ application skills in college
remedial mathematics courses.
so: Math. Comput. Educ. 49, No. 2, 124-138 (2015).
py: 2015
pu: MATYC Journal, Old Bethpage, NY
la: EN
cc: D35 M15 H35 I25
ut: university teaching; remedial teaching; intermediate algebra; educational
research; mathematical applications; reform of mathematics education;
reform-oriented instruction; factoring; rational expressions;
functions; radical expressions; quadratic equations
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li:
ab: From the introduction: How does a postsecondary remedial mathematics
instructor improve studentsâ€™ abilities to solve application problems
without sacrificing their procedural skills and course pass rates? This
article will present the results of a quasi-experimental study in which
students who were taught using reform mathematics pedagogy scored
significantly higher ($p<0.05$) on application problems than did
students who were taught using traditional lecture, without reduction
of procedural skills or pass rates.
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