Journal Article

Weekly online quizzes to a mathematics course for engineering students

Sandra Gaspar Martins

in Teaching Mathematics and its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA

Published on behalf of Institute of Mathematics and its Applications

Volume 36, issue 1, pages 56-63
Published in print March 2017 | ISSN: 0268-3679
Published online May 2016 | e-ISSN: 1471-6976 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/teamat/hrw011
Weekly online quizzes to a mathematics course for engineering students

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A set of weekly optional online quizzes was used with 104 students on a Multivariable Calculus course (MC), via the Moodle online system. These quizzes contributed a maximum of two extra points, and this was awarded if the student scored more than 9 points (out of 20) on the exam. All the students got the same questions and could resubmit the answers without penalty. There were usually several sub-questions embedded in each item. The effectiveness of these quizzes, applied with this set of strategies, was studied using students’ adherence and performance. Students’ vision of quizzes was also studied: usefulness, fairness, effect on the amount of study, awareness of the student’s level of understanding, and influence on outcome scores.

Journal Article.  2928 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Mathematics ; Mathematical Education ; Education

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