Date

2018

Major

Mathematics (B.S.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Ha Nguyen

Abstract

During the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 school year, Georgia Southern University and its faculty conducted assessments in college algebra and a study on prerequisite skills in calculus classes. The results show the number of students that answered the problems correctly or incorrectly in different classes. My research focuses on taking this data and further analyzing it to try to discover where students struggle the most in college algebra and the prerequisite skills required for calculus and whether there are any common trends. From these concepts in college algebra and prerequisite skills required for calculus, teaching suggestions have been devised to help improve the teaching and learning of these concepts and skills. Furthermore, a sample lesson plan was developed to address one of the issues based on the research.

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