Characteristics of precalculus through calculus 2 programs: Insights from a national census survey

Chris Rasmussen, Naneh Apkarian, Jessica Ellis Hagman, Estrella Johnson, Sean Larsen, David Bressoud

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Abstract

We present findings from a recently completed census survey of all mathematics departments in the United States that offer a graduate degree in mathematics. The census survey is part of a larger project investigating institutional features that influence student success in the introductory mathematics courses that are required of most STEM majors in the United States. We report the viewpoints of departments about characteristics shown to support students' success as well as the extent to which these characteristics are being implemented in programs across the country. We conclude with a discussion of areas where we see the potential for growth and further improvement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)98-111
Number of pages14
JournalJournal for Research in Mathematics Education
Volume50
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Calculus
  • National survey
  • Precalculus
  • Program success

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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