### Online Testing of Mathematics for Engineers

Sami Fadali

Department of Electrical Engineering

Jerry Johnson, Jeff Mortensen

Department of Mathematics

University of Nevada

Reno, Nevada 89557

Phone: (775) 784-6773

Fax: (775) 784-6378

E-mail: jerryj@unr.edu

Jeff McGough

Department of Mathematics

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

#### ABSTRACT

The high attrition rate among engineering majors can be attributed in large part
to problems with mathematics. This paper describes a strategy using web-based
mathematics examinations, tutoring and advising to improve retention of engineering
students. We discuss the software and exam questions based on engineering
applications used in our testing. (Funded in part by NSF grant DUE 9980687).