## Teaching Intermediate Algebra using Cooperative Learning and Mentor

**Mohammad H. Ahmadi**

Department of Math and Computer Science

University Of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Whitewater, WI. 53190

Phone: 414-472-5175

Fax: 414-472-1372

ahmadim@uwwvax.uww.edu
**ABSTRACT**

This paper describes a summary of an experimental study that I have conducted
at the University of Wisconsin -Whitewater in the Fall of 1994. I have taught
three out of twenty-four Sections of Intermediate Algebra using Cooperative
Learning approach together with Mentors. The goal was to investigate the impact
of this approach on students’ performance by comparing the success rate of
each Section (in the Pilot Group) against 21 Sections in Control Group. The
study has shown that the students in two Pilot Sections made a significant
improvement in their test scores.

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