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We would like to present practices of using Web-based audience response systems to enhance interactive learning activities in Mathematics classroom. We mostly concentrated our attention on PreCalculus classes which have had traditionally low success rates and retention. During the last couple of years, we developed a set of course specific materials in the form of lecture notes and in-class and out-of-class assignments. Each major assignment is accompanied by clear and coherent guidelines explaining what kind of skills will be attained by practicing this assignment, how it can be done, what amount of time can it reasonably take, when is it due, and where to get help. Speaking of technology, in our practice we use online homework systems (WebAssign or Willey Plus), video materials, and Web-based audience response systems (Poll Everywhere). Enhancing a class with technology helps students to be better engaged with the concepts covered, better communicate with the instructor and their peers, check their understanding of the concepts and quickly get a feedback.
Las Vegas (Nev.)
UNLV Office of Faculty Affairs
Interactive learning; Technology in the classroom
Talonov, Aleksei, "Active Learning Approach for Students in Precalculus and Calculus Classes" (2020). UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo. 115.