This talk shares the preliminary results of a study that explores the general perceptions and attitudes of students in general education mathematics courses taught using primarily active learning- based methods (like group work, projects, and discovery learning), and compares them with those enrolled in a general education mathematics course taught in a more traditional and lecture-based method. We present an analysis of survey data collected throughout the semester, which explores the disposition and mindset of students, their mathematical confidence and anxiety, and perceptions of pedagogical methods used for the teaching of mathematics. We also explored how these perceptions and dispositions changed throughout the course by comparing pre, mid, and post surveys.
Harsy, Amanda; Meyer, Marie; Smith, Michael; and Stephenson, Brittany, "Analyzing the Impact of Active Learning in General Education Mathematics Courses" (2019). ACMS Conference Proceedings 2019. 7.
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