As a full-time mathematics lecturer at CUNY BMCC, Professor Dale Dawes (who teaches everything from developmental mathematics through calculus) sees math anxiety in students young and old, in all of his classes.
In the past, Dawes struggled to identify struggling students, and then find time to provide individualized help to each of them. Furthermore, the process of grading mathematics assignments was taking up much of the time he’d prefer to spend giving those students the one-on-one attention that they need.
But now, thanks to Enhanced WebAssign® (EWA), Dawes has more freedom to offer his students individualized assistance. EWA is a cloud-based learning and feedback tool designed to promote critical thinking, automate the grading process, and provide students and instructors with real-time performance evaluations and results. Dawes, who uses EWA across all of his Mathematics courses, is a devoted user of EWA due to the flexibility it offers—from both the student and instructor perspectives. For instance, instructors can implement as much or as little of their content & rules in it, while students have a broad choice of ways to learn the data.
In this case study, you will read about the benefits that Dawes has seen when using EWA in his Developmental Math courses, including: improved student performance; increased communication and accountability; and an improved ability to intervene with and assist struggling students.