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Scaling Forward: Precalculus Algebra in an "Active Learning" Classroom

Scaling Forward: Precalculus Algebra in an "Active Learning" Classroom

We utilize a hybrid model to teach what is usually a large lecture Precalculus Algebra class in a smaller "Active Learning" class setting. Our goals are to improve student persistence within the course, as well as student preparation for subsequent courses, such as the Calculus sequence. These goals are particulary crucial in spring semesters, as historically, a significant fraction of students that take the course in the spring failed to complete or pass the course in the previous fall. This course is also prerequisite for other courses in other disciplines, including chemistry and kinesiology. Increasing the quality of student engagement through the incorporation of technology for initial and ongoing assessment, as well as instant in-lecture feedback and emphasis on group work has led to... Show More
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