Mathematics – Education Research

Math Attitude and Perceptions Survey (MAPS)

A survey developed by the UBC Mathematics STLFs to characterize students' attitudes and perceptions about learning mathematics.
Code, W., Merchant, S., Maciejewski, W., Thomas, M., & Lo, J. (2016). The Mathematics Attitudes and Perceptions Survey: an instrument to assess expert-like views and dispositions among undergraduate mathematics students. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology (IJMEST), http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0020739X.2015.1133854, (preprint available here).

Two-Stage quizzes

Kseniya Garaschuk studied the implementation and outcomes of two-stage (individual + group) quizzes in two different math courses.
PDF Poster (UBC Science Ed Open House 2016): Feasibility and effectiveness of group exams in mathematics courses

Prompted self-explanations in first year calculus

Costanza Piccolo and Kseniya Garaschuk implemented prompted self-explanations in a first year calculus course and measured outcomes and student perceptions.
PDF Poster (UBC Science Ed Open House 2015): Using prompted self-explanations in first-year calculus

Teaching methods comparison in a large calculus class

Warren Code, Costanza Piccolo, David Kohler, and Mark MacLean conducted a study to compare the learning in an active-learning class vs. a more traditionally taught class.
Warren Code, Costanza Piccolo, David Kohler, & Mark MacLean, Teaching methods comparison in a large calculus class, ZDM, Vol. 46(4), pp. 589–601 (2014), http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11858-014-0582-2, (preprint available here)

Basic Proof Skills Test and Proof Concept Test

Sandi Merchant developed a Basic Proof Skills Test for use at the second year level and a Proof Concept Test to assess proof skills appropriate for 3rd and 4th year math majors.
PDF Poster (CWSEI EOY 2013): Development and Analysis of a Basic Proof Skills Test