图书馆订阅: Guest
Begell Digital Portal Begell 数字图书馆 电子图书 期刊 参考文献及会议录 研究收集
妇女和少数民族科学家和工程师
SJR: 0.468 SNIP: 0.905 CiteScore™: 1.65

ISSN 打印: 1072-8325
ISSN 在线: 1940-431X

妇女和少数民族科学家和工程师

DOI: 10.1615/JWomenMinorScienEng.v12.i1.10
pages 1-9

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTION AND TECHNOLOGY IN INCREASING STUDENT PERFORMANCE IN MATHEMATICS

Angela Peters
Claflin University
Daryoush Mani
Department of Chemistry, 400 Magnolia Street, Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC, 29115
Sumithran Rasathurai
Department of Chemistry, 400 Magnolia Street, Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC, 29115
Monica Greene
Department of Chemistry, 400 Magnolia Street, Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC, 29115

ABSTRACT

Supplemental Instruction (SI) coupled with mathematics software (Thinkwell, Inc.) increased student performance in high-risk mathematics courses at Claflin University. We tailored the typical SI model to fit the diverse learning styles of our students. Failure rates, including withdrawal, in College Algebra and Pre-Calculus were extremely high (57% and 51 %, respectively). The majority of these withdrawals occurred after students received their mid-term examination results. Low achievers in science, engineering, and mathematics (SEM) changed their majors; hence, retention and graduation rates could ultimately be affected. We supplemented the class lecture with SI sessions in the evening and Math Lab during the day. Students learned mathematical steps to solve problems and process equations so that they could master any exam or homework. The overall failure rates began to drop by 40%. We found it interesting that students who attended SI in these courses applied the learned strategies to upper-level mathematics courses and passed them at a higher rate than their colleagues who did not participate in SI.


Articles with similar content:

IMPROVING DIVERSITY IN STEM: THE ROLE OF PROJECT LEAD THE WAY IN INCREASING MINORITY ENROLLMENT IN STEM DISCIPLINES
Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, Vol.25, 2019, issue 4
Kirsten Robbins, Gary R. Pike
THE UNDERGRADUATE STEM RESEARCH EXPERIENCES OF AFRICAN AMERICAN MALES AT A HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGE
Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, Vol.19, 2013, issue 2
Jann Adams, Cheryl B. Leggon, Willie Pearson, Jr., Ulrica Wilson, Sinead Younge
THE YOUNG WOMEN IN SCIENCE PROGRAM: A FIVE-YEAR FOLLOW-UP OF AN INTERVENTION TO CHANGE SCIENCE ATTITUDES, ACADEMIC BEHAVIOR, AND CAREER ASPIRATIONS
Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, Vol.15, 2009, issue 4
Kim N. Stansbury, Melody Powers Noland, Michelle Natasya Johnson, Caroline E. Reid, Sondra R. Floyd, Carl G. Leukefeld, Mitzi M. Schumacher
SUPPORTING MINORITY MATHEMATICS ACHIEVEMENT: THE EMERGING SCHOLARS PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, Vol.5, 1999, issue 1
Lisa Wyatt, James Epperson, Rose Asera, Susan E. Moreno, Chandra Muller
GENDER PORTRAYAL IN VETERINARY MEDICAL ADVERTISING: IMPLICATIONS FOR OCCUPATIONAL SEGREGATION
Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, Vol.2, 1995, issue 1&2
Debra L. Drew, Mary M. Christopher