Need: Streamline 1st 4 weeks of Differential Equations. Create clearer expectations, journal instructions, MATLAB directions, problem sets, and activities. Alleviate student confusion.
Why: From observing the class, reviewing the number of questions I received during class/ email/exams, students were clearly not understanding what was expected of them. Also, students continually struggled using MATLAB during the exam and were needing help. Another issue was students not including key information on the exam, such as written statements and units for all problems. While these were explained during class, it was obvious that students still did not understand what was expected.
Plan: To see detailed plan which includes updates to workbook, journal, and class activities, please see attached document.
Results: While I cannot say exactly what worked due to making many changes, I will absolutely implement all changes in Fall 2018. Please see attached for more information.