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The Mathematics Enthusiast

Volume

14

Issue

1-3

Abstract

This study was conducted to investigate the impact of Foundations of Quantitative Reasoning course on students’ attitudes toward mathematics and students’ achievement. The Foundations of Quantitative Reasoning is a project-based course containing several practical topics which students apply in daily life. It is offered at the University of Cincinnati as an alternative pathway for non-STEM majors to fulfill their mathematics requirements. Pre-survey-post-survey and pretest-posttest designs were used to test the effectiveness of the treatment regarding the attitudes toward mathematics and mathematics achievement respectively. The participants in this study were 21 students enrolled in a Foundations of Quantitative Reasoning course and 20 students enrolled in a College Algebra course offered at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College. Statistically significant results were observed for improvement in attitudes toward mathematics and mathematics achievement.

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Last Page

516

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