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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Mary Anne Raymond.

Title:Success in Calculus through Pre-Exam Oral Assessment
Seminar:Teaching Seminar
Speaker:Mary Nelson, University of Colorado
Abstract:
In 2003 Colorado's Applied Math Department introduced oral assessments into a two-semester Calculus course designed for students at risk of failing calculus BECAUSE OF POOR PREPARATION. Consequential analysis showed that these students earned higher grades, took and passed Calculus II at a higher rate and were more likely to be retained at the university than their counterparts. Since then, the department has offered oral assessments to all Calculus I students, resulting in a drop in failure rates and an imporvement in grades and understanding.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB114
Date:11 / 18 / 2010
Time:12:00pm - 01:30pm