Fine tuning the teaching methods used for second year university mathematics

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Title Fine tuning the teaching methods used for second year university mathematics
Author Lim, Leng Leng; Thiel, David Victor; Bernhardt, Debra Joy
Journal Name International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
Editor Dr M.C. Harrison
Year Published 2011
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Abstract Second year mathematics is a compulsory course for all students enrolled in engineering and mathematics programmes at the university, and it is taken by approximately 120 students each year. The pass rate of the course had been below expectations in the past years. In order to improve the predicament, quizzes which provided a mark incentive were introduced in 2009 as a pilot study. The pass rate was improved compared to the previous year. Hence, quizzes were added to the course assessment in 2010. This article compares and reports the outcome to the 2009 and 2010 quizzes based on the students’ feedback and results at the end of the course. From the data of the surveys, students welcomed the regular quizzes, although the pass rate still did not meet the expectation.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI
Volume 43
Issue Number 1
Page from 1
Page to 9
ISSN 0020-739X
Date Accessioned 2011-09-23
Language en_US
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Applied Mathematics
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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