## Using an Instructional/Explorations Laboratory

to Improve Introductory Level Mathematics

### Joyce H. Saxon,

C. Rodger Hammons,

Lloyd Jaisingh,

Robert Lindahl, and

Daniel Seth

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Morehead State University

Morehead, Kentucky 40351
j.saxon@morehead-st.edu

*Grant Number*: DUE: 9451338

This model for improving instruction of introductory-level courses
(College Algebra, Statistics, through Calculus I included three
components:

- enhanced classroom instruction,
- laboratory exploration modules, and
- writing activities focused procedure and
concept communication.

The goals were to improve understanding of
mathematics and interest in mathematics; thus, increasing retention
rates, performance, and attitudes of beginning students in mathematics.
The presenter will share the instructional and evaluational methods used
in this project, including sample laboratory modules and two published
laboratory texts. Copies of the final report for this project with data
analyses related to the goals will be available.

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