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Narayan, Jack

Works: 4 works in 7 publications in 1 language and 1,206 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Jack Narayan
A fresh start for collegiate mathematics : rethinking the courses below calculus by Nancy Baxter Hastings( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fresh start for collegiate mathematics : rethinking the courses below calculus( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each year, over 1,000,000 students take college-level courses below calculus such as pre-calculus, college algebra and others that fulfill general education requirements. Most college algebra courses, and certainly all pre-calculus courses, were originally intended to prepare students for calculus. Most are still offered in this spirit, even though only a small percentage of students has any intention of taking calculus. The MAA'S goal has been to refocus the courses below calculus to provide better mathematical experiences for all students. This initiative involves a greater emphasis on conceptual understanding with a de-emphasis on rote manipulation. The use of realistic applications, math modeling and data analysis that reflect the way mathematics is used in other disciplines is encouraged, along with active learning approaches (including group work, exploratory activities and projects). The initiative emphasizes communication skills: reading, writing, presenting and listening. The appropriate use of technology to enhance conceptual understanding, visualization, and inquiry enables students to tackle real-world problems. The 49 papers in this volume discuss various aspects of this issue. The major themes include: new visions for introductory collegiate mathematics, transition from high school to college, needs of other disciplines, research on student learning, implementation issues, and ideas and projects that work
Assessment of the impact of changes in transit systems using intervention analysis by John Joseph Considine( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Intervention analysis to assess the impact of price changes on ridership in a transit system : a case study by Jack Narayan( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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