Tracking Proof Skills Through the Curriculum

Title

Description

People involved

Scheduled dates for work

Status (2013.11.19)

Documents

Proof.1
Proof Concept Test

Develop a concept test to assess proof skills appropriate for 300 and 400-level courses.

SM, BM

Summer and Winter Terms 2012-2013

A first draft of the test with open-ended questions, including faculty input and revisions, has been developed (version 1.0).

Student think-aloud interviews were conducted on PCT v1.0 and the results will be used to revise the test for use in Jan 2014.

PCT version 1.0

Proof.2
Basic Proof Diagnostic in MATH 320

Administer the basic proof diagnostic developed for MATH 220 in MATH 320 and analyze the results to assess (a) retention of skills and (b) compare incoming skills of Math 220 students vs. non-Math 220 students (honours stream).

SM

Sept 2012

The test was administered and analysis complete. (a) Retention of skills from Math 220 to Math 320 was excellent. (b) students who took Math 220 performed better on the diagnostic than those who did not.

Summary of Scores

Proof.3
Administer the PCT in MATH 342

Administer the proof concept test in Math 342, to pilot the questions as well as collect a bank of student responses for conversion to easy-score form.

SM, BM

Jan 2014

Not Started.