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Supporting student quantitative skills across introductory STEM courses: faculty approaches and perceived needs
written by Melissa Eblen-Zayas, Ellen Altermatt, Laura J. Muller, Jonathan Leamon, and Sundi Richard
We present the results of a survey of 220 faculty members at selective liberal arts colleges who teach introductory STEM courses. The survey was designed to learn how these faculty support student quantitative skills development in their introductory courses and what high-school-level quantitative skills are the most challenging for their incoming introductory students. In particular, we wanted to identify the skills that students struggled with across different disciplines in order to explore collaborative development of shared online modules to support student quantitative skills review and practice in many different introductory STEM courses. Five priority topic areas emerged – graphs and tables, descriptive statistics, exponents/logarithms, intercepts/slopes of lines, and confidence intervals/standard error – although there were significant disciplinary differences.
Physics Education Research Conference 2020
Part of the PER Conference series
Virtual Conference: July 22-23, 2020
Pages 137-142
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M. Eblen-Zayas, E. Altermatt, L. Muller, J. Leamon, and S. Richard, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2020, Virtual Conference, 2020, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15472&DocID=5320).
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M. Eblen-Zayas, E. Altermatt, L. Muller, J. Leamon, and S. Richard, Supporting student quantitative skills across introductory STEM courses: faculty approaches and perceived needs, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2020, Virtual Conference, 2020, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15472&DocID=5320>.
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Eblen-Zayas, M., Altermatt, E., Muller, L., Leamon, J., & Richard, S. (2020, July 22-23). Supporting student quantitative skills across introductory STEM courses: faculty approaches and perceived needs. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2020, Virtual Conference. Retrieved September 28, 2021, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15472&DocID=5320
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Eblen-Zayas, M, E. Altermatt, L. Muller, J. Leamon, and S. Richard. "Supporting student quantitative skills across introductory STEM courses: faculty approaches and perceived needs." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2020, Virtual Conference, July 22-23, 2020. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15472&DocID=5320 (accessed 28 September 2021).
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Eblen-Zayas, Melissa, Ellen Altermatt, Laura J. Muller, Jonathan Leamon, and Sundi Richard. "Supporting student quantitative skills across introductory STEM courses: faculty approaches and perceived needs." Physics Education Research Conference 2020. Virtual Conference: 2020. 137-142 of PER Conference. 28 Sep. 2021 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15472&DocID=5320>.
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