Accession Number : ADA319058

Title :   Effective Instruction in College Mathematics.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Zamora-Wilson, Lynda M.

PDF Url : ADA319058

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : Recent studies show a high attrition rate in college mathematics courses. Analysis of student ratings of their mathematics classes indicates that poor instruction and unapproachability of their instructors were the principle reasons for student drop-out. Of the students being filtered out of college mathematics, women and most minorities were found to be the majority; therefore those groups are highly underrepresented in this field. With the ever-increasing size and diversity of the population of the nation's colleges and technical fields, it is clear that mathematics instruction needs to be studied in order to discover successful strategies that meet the needs of all students.

Descriptors :   *COURSES(EDUCATION), *INSTRUCTIONS, GROUP DYNAMICS, SKILLS, STUDENTS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), REASONING, THESES, MATHEMATICS, MOTIVATION, COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, PROFICIENCY, ROLES(BEHAVIOR), CONDITIONING(LEARNING).

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE