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Presentation and Abstract for DBER Group Discussion on 2016-03-03
As part of reforming our Pre-Calculus courses we realized that reforms to instruction needed to be accompanied by reforms to the homework. Homework is completed online using an open-source homework system. In this study we investigated and implemented a new means of providing our students more support on missed questions. Utilizing a new WebWorK “hints” feature and leveraging our network of experienced high-school teachers we developed leading questions and helps to prompt student thinking over procedures. Preliminary data shows many students are using these hints and the hints are working as intended. In this presentation I will discuss the development process, refinement process, preliminary data, and ideas for future development.