Mathematical Modeling (MATH 1101) Course Redesign at Fort Valley State University
Samuel Cartwright, Bhavana Burell
Fort Valley State University
This case study presents the case of two piloted courses created as no-cost student resources, functioning as an intervention to improve the declining performance in the Mathematics Modeling class. The approach adopted in this process was to create free effective resources that remained available to the students from the very beginning of the semester to elevate motivation and engagement with the course. It was determined through the case study and pilot studies that offering free resource material early in the semester achieved the desired goal of improving student performance in MATH 1101. The same approach can theoretically be adopted in other courses as an intervention.