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Make First-Year Calculus Interactive, Say UBC Researchers

Researchers at the University of British Columbia say that pre-class assignments, small group discussions, and clicker quizzes improve students' ability to grasp tricky first-year calculus concepts.

According to a study led by UBC mathematician and educational strategist Warren Code and published in The International Journal on Mathematics Education, students in active-engagement classes were 10 percent more likely to understand key concepts than those who received more traditional instruction.

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Start Date: 
Monday, June 23, 2014

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