Education, School of
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2016-08-28T12:25:52ZObservation Protocol for CSPCC (Characteristics of Successful Programs in College Calculus)
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Observation Protocol for CSPCC (Characteristics of Successful Programs in College Calculus)
White, Nina; Mesa, Vilma
This observation instrument was developed at the University of Michigan to characterize Calculus I lessons observed in post-secondary institutions as part of the National Study of Calculus.
2012-09-21T00:00:00ZMathematics Education at U.S. Public Two-Year Colleges
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Mathematics Education at U.S. Public Two-Year Colleges
Mesa, Vilma
In this chapter I synthesize past and current research conducted at U.S. public two-year colleges and propose future directions for research in this context. The chapter is organized into four sections. In the first section I present a summary of the evolution of public two-year colleges, also known as community colleges, to provide a context for the work described here. The section includes a brief overview of the main characteristics of this particularly American postsecondary institution. The next two sections review mathematics education research conducted at two-year colleges between 1975 and 2004 and more recent work done since 2005. The final section is devoted to future directions for research in this context.
2016-04-28T00:00:00ZThe Calculus Curriculum in the National Study of Calculus in the U.S.A.
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The Calculus Curriculum in the National Study of Calculus in the U.S.A.
Mesa, Vilma; Burn, Helen
We describe findings of an analysis of curricular aspects related to the teaching of first-year of university calculus in the US, based on data collected as part of the Mathematical Association of America’s Characteristics of Successful Programs in College Calculus study. The study was conducted in two phases, first via surveys and questionnaires on programs, teaching and learning of calculus, and student motivation and performance; and second via qualitative case studies of 18 institutions identified as “successful” in terms of student performance and motivation. Our analysis using Rico’s (1997) conceptualization of curriculum illustrates the stability of the calculus curriculum in spite of the reform efforts of the 90s. It also gives departments tools to propose possible more viable interventions.
2015-10-02T00:00:00ZExplaining procedures--A decomposition of practice
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Explaining procedures--A decomposition of practice
Herbst, Patricio
The practice of explaining a procedure in secondary school mathematics is decomposed into a set of smaller strategies which are described and exemplified.
This decomposition of practice is used in the teaching of methods for future secondary teachers.
2013-09-07T00:00:00Z