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A Web Based Foundations Of Mathematics Course: A New Approach To Prepare Freshmen Students For The Math Placement Exams

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2001 Annual Conference


Albuquerque, New Mexico

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June 24, 2001

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June 24, 2001

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June 27, 2001



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6.126.1 - 6.126.6



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Pamela Mack

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Yacob Astatke

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Session 2793

A Web-based Foundations of Mathematics Course : A new approach to prepare freshmen students for the Math Placement Exams

Yacob Astatke, Pamela Leigh Mack Electrical & Computer Engineering Department Morgan State University


During the summer of 2000, a five-week web-based math course was implemented using the BlackBoard CourseInfoTM software. The course was created to improve the math skills of freshmen engineering students, and to prepare them for the math placement exams. The goal of the online course was to make sure that none of the students placed in the Math 106 - Basic Algebra remedial course. The results of the program which had 13 participants were excellent: 7 students placed in Math-241 (Calculus I) and 6 students placed in Math-141, which is one semester Pre-Calculus course. Plans are on the way to expand the program and offer the course to 50-75 students next summer.

‘‘Proceedings of the 2001 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & 1 Exposition Copyright Ó 2001, American Society for Engineering Education’’

Mack, P., & Astatke, Y. (2001, June), A Web Based Foundations Of Mathematics Course: A New Approach To Prepare Freshmen Students For The Math Placement Exams Paper presented at 2001 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 10.18260/1-2--10013

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