UBC Math CWSEI
Math 220 
Title 
Description 
People involved 
Scheduled dates for work 
Status (2013.01.09) 
Documents 
220.1 Learning Goals 
Develop learning goals for the course. 
SM, Katya Y, AR 
Summer 10 (first draft), JanApr 2012 (second draft) 
First draft is complete. Second draft is in progress. The aim is to have an addition to the previous documents  helping the student see how the previous list of learning goals fits together into a coherent structure, to help them better organize knowledge of the subject. 

220.2 Student Surveys and Interviews (Winter Terms 2008 & 2009) 
Survey and interview students to determine attitudes towards the course and what they did/did not find useful in subsequent courses. 
SM, AR 
MayJul 10 
Completed. Results have been compiled. 

220.3 Instructor Interviews (Math 220 and subsequent courses) 
Interview previous Math 220 instructors about student difficulties in the course, as well as instructors of subsequent 300level courses to help develop appropriate learning goals. 
SM 
AprMay 10 
Interviews are complete. A list of common difficulties in Math 220 has been compiled. A partial list of desired proof skills for subsequent courses has been created. 

220.4 Review Final Exams 
Review and code 2009 final exams for common student errors. 
SM 
MayJun 10 
2009 WT2 final exams have been coded (4 out of 9 exam problems). A report was written and reviewed with the instructor. 

220.5 Basic Skills Diagnostic Test 
Develop and validate a basic proof skills diagnostic test. 
SM 
Summer 10, Winter 10 
Final draft complete. Validation was performed and the results summarized. Validation still needs to be done on a few unvalidated questions 

220.6 Pre/Post Test 
Administer the basic proof skills diagnostic test (start and end of term) and analyze the results. 
SM, AR 
2010 WT1&2, 2011 Summer, 2011 WT1&2, 2012 Summer, 2012 WT1&2 
Ongoing. A summary of results has been compiled for each completed term. 

220.7 Math Attitudes and Perceptions Survey (MAPS) 
Administer MAPS in MATH 220. 
SM, WC, JL 
Fall 2010, Fall 2012 
Completed. Results were analyzed and will be used to improve the survey. 

220.8 PostLecture Student Interviews 
Interview two students after each lecture about the content and pace of the lecture, as well as effectiveness of homework and inclass exercises. 
SM, AR 
Fall 10 
Completed. Feedback was given to the instructor (AR) after each lecture. A review and analysis of the interviews over the term is in progress. 

220.9 Thinkaloud proof problemsolving interviews 
Conduct thinkaloud interviews with Math 220 students from 2010 WT1 and WT2 to characterize proof strategies and identify common difficulties and errors. 
SM 
MarApr 2011 
Interviews are completed (17 in total), but have not yet been analyzed. 

220.10 Student Surveys (2010) 
Survey students from 2010 WT1 to determine attitudes towards the course and inclass activities. 
SM, AR 
Dec 10  Jan 11, Summer 2012 
Completed. Endofterm survey were administered in Dec. 2010 and summer 2012. Results have been compiled and analyzed and a report written and given to each instructor. 

220.11 Problem Solving Workshops (2011) 
Develop a set of weekly workshops to run along with Math220 course. 
Katya Y, Athena N, Andrew R 
August  December 2011 
A set of twelve workshops, including review workshops for midterms, has been put together. Solutions have been written by Athena for every problem. 

220.12 Problem Solving Workshops (2012) 
Workshops for Math 220 proofs course  trying new format 
AR, Rajiv G, Katya Y, SM 
2011 WT2, 2012 Summer, 2012 WT2 
Workshops were restructured to take place in class every fourth lecture, and includes a short quiz is given at the end of class. Instructor goes over solution to the quiz and an essential problem or two. 

220.13 Course and workshop endofterm survey, Dec 2011 
Endofterm survey, to gauge student response to workshops. 
Katya Y, Andrew R 
December 2011 
Surveys this term were anonymous. Nonanonymous surveys would be useful in the future. List of findings is attached, along with commentary from students 

220.14 Start of term survey, Jan 2012 
Survey to determine students' demographics, calculus 2 background and "mathematical maturity" (math courses taken in the past) 
Andrew R, Rajiv G, Katya Y 
January 2012 
Survey was given along with the Diagnostic pretest. The survey is nonanonymous this time. Findings will be posted later. 
Start of Term Survey January 2012

220.15 Postworkshop and postlecture student interviews 
Student interviews, to gauge usefulness of workshops and students' perceptions of them 
Katya Y, Andrew R 
JanuaryApril 2012 
Students in both sections were interviewed after every workshop session. Students were also interviewed after Thursday lectures in one of the sections. Summary of interviews and observations was given to the instructors weekly. 
Post workshop interviews, Spring 2012

220.16 Exam Coding 
Find isometric questions on Winter 2009, 2010, and 2011 exams and code them to assess the effectiveness of the new workshops and the reduction in course content 
SM 
Summer 2012 
Coding has been completed. No statistically significant differences were found between the two treatments (workshop vs. historical). 

220.17 Assessment of workshop impact (diagnostic test) 
Compare performance of students on the basic proof diagnostic posttest to assess the impact of the new workshops. 
SM 
Fall 2012 
Statistical analysis was completed. No statistically significant differences were found between the two treatments (workshop vs. historical). 
