Texas College Mathematics Journal
Vol. 3 (2006), pp. 1-9.

Surprising Effects of Inquiry Based Learning

Jacqueline A. Jensen


MSC (2001): Primary 97D40; Secondary 97D10

Key words: Moore Method, Proof-writing

Abstract: This paper will compare and contrast the performance to students exposed to two different methods of teaching a vector calculus class. One calculus class was taught using traditional lecture methods, while the other was taught via a modified Moore method. While the sample sizes were small, the differences between the two populations will be discussed, as will differences between the performance of students who continued into the ``Introduction to Proofs'' course from the Calculus III courses mentioned above.

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX 77341
e-mail address: jensen@shsu.edu

Received by Editor: May 26, 2005 and in revised form December 14, 2005.
Posted: January 13, 2006.

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