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The One Room Math Schoolhouse In A Manufacturing Environment

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1998 Annual Conference


Seattle, Washington

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June 28, 1998

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June 28, 1998

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July 1, 1998



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3.572.1 - 3.572.7

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Tina Harkin

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Pam Lowry

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Session 2265

The One-Room Math Schoolhouse in a Manufacturing Environment

Pam Lowry1, Tina Harkin2 1 Mathematics/Computer Science Lawrence Technological University 2100 West Ten Mile Road Southfield, MI 48075 2 Department of Technology Lawrence Technological University/Focus:HOPE 1200 Oakman Boulevard Detroit, MI 48238


This paper will describe in detail three self-paced University level Mathematics courses initially developed at Focus:HOPE for the Greenfield Coalition. These courses have been delivered at Focus:HOPE which is the location of a new engineering paradigm in engineering education. This paradigm is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project called the Greenfield Coalition and the academic delivery is through computer-based instruction and self-paced learning activities.

The courses have been offered individually as a self-paced learning experience and more recently, all three together in a “one-room schoolhouse” concept. The purpose of the “one-room schoolhouse” is to provide help to those individuals who have problems with some of the content. The schoolhouse is unique because its delivery is via Video Teleconferencing. Therefore, the students can be at Focus:HOPE and interact with the mathematics instructor on the university campus. Included is the description of the structure of the courses, materials used, a summary of our experience in administering them and our vision for the future of such courses.

Harkin, T., & Lowry, P. (1998, June), The One Room Math Schoolhouse In A Manufacturing Environment Paper presented at 1998 Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington.

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