Electronic Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics



CONTRIBUTED PAPER: 13-C7

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).