Differentiated Instruction in a Calculus Curriculum for College Students in Taiwan


  •  Jing-Hua Chen    
  •  Yi-Chou Chen    

Abstract

Objectives: To explore differentiated instruction within a calculus curriculum. For college students to learn concentration, motivation and the impact of academic achievement; explore the attitudes and ideas of students on differentiated instruction within a calculus curriculum; build up the diversity of mathematics education within varied educational settings. Participants: Sample data were collected from freshman students of the Army Academy: total sample = 60, experimental and control group each had 30. Methods: Quasi-experimental design. Study tested whether differentiated instruction would enhance calculus instruction, compared with a traditional teaching method. Results: As hypothesized, results showed a significant difference in calculus achievement between experimental and control groups. Conclusions: Results supported the effectiveness of differentiated instruction on calculus curriculum. Finally, depending on the research results, the researcher provided practical suggestions for the educational research.



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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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