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Formative assessment in mathematics for engineering students

Ní Fhloinn, Eabhnat orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-3840-2115 and Carr, Michael (2017) Formative assessment in mathematics for engineering students. European Journal of Engineering Education, 42 (4). pp. 458-470. ISSN 0304-3797

In this paper, we present a range of formative assessment types for engineering mathematics, including in-class exercises, homework, mock examination questions, table quizzes, presentations, critical analyses of statistical papers, peer-to-peer teaching, online assessments and electronic voting systems. We provide practical tips for the implementation of such assessments, with a particular focus on time or resource constraints and large class sizes, as well as effective methods of feedback. In addition, we consider the benefits of such formative assessments for students and staff.
Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:formative assessments; engineering mathematics; low-stakes assessment; assessment for learning
Subjects:Social Sciences > Education
Engineering > Engineering education
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science and Health > School of Mathematical Sciences
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
Official URL:https://doi.org/10.1080/03043797.2017.1289500
Copyright Information:© 2017 Taylor and Francis
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:22458
Deposited On:17 Jul 2018 10:30 by Eabhnat Ni Fhloinn . Last Modified 30 Jul 2018 10:18

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