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Notices of the American Mathematical Society
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The Calculus Concept Inventory (CCI) is a test of conceptual understanding (and only that--there is essentially no computation) of the most basic principles of differential calculus. The idea of such a test follows the Mechanics Diagnostic Test (MDT) and its successor the Force Concept Inventory (FCI) in physics, the last a test which has spawned a dramatic movement of reform in physics education and a large quantity of high quality research. The MDT and the FCI showed immediately that a high fraction of students in basic physics emerged with little or no understanding of concepts that all faculty assumed students knew at exit and that a semester of instruction made remarkably little difference. More dramatic, the preto-post test average normalized gains g on the MDT and FCI in Hake's meta-analysis showed a strong correlation with teaching methodology: the average g for "interactive engagement" (IE) courses exceeded the average g for "traditional" (T) courses by about two standard deviations. No other variable, including the pretest score, had anywhere near this correlation with the gain.
Notices of the American Mathematical Society: Volume 60, Issue 8, Pages 1018-1026
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J. Epstein, The Calculus Concept Inventory - Measurement of the Effect of Teaching Methodology in Mathematics, Notices Amer. Math. Soc. 60 (8), 1018 (2003), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/noti1033>.
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Epstein, J. (2013, September 1). The Calculus Concept Inventory - Measurement of the Effect of Teaching Methodology in Mathematics. Notices Amer. Math. Soc., 60(8), 1018-1026. Retrieved December 11, 2017, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/noti1033
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Epstein, Jerome. "The Calculus Concept Inventory - Measurement of the Effect of Teaching Methodology in Mathematics." Notices Amer. Math. Soc. 60, no. 8, (September 1, 2013): 1018-1026, http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/noti1033 (accessed 11 December 2017).
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Epstein, Jerome. "The Calculus Concept Inventory - Measurement of the Effect of Teaching Methodology in Mathematics." Notices Amer. Math. Soc. 60.8 (2003): 1018-1026. 11 Dec. 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/noti1033>.
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