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Keywords

education research, mathematics education, quantitative literacy, quantitative reasoning, numeracy

Abstract

This essay argues that the structure of course prerequisites affects retention of students in a course of study. The same argument suggests that the structure of degree requirements, including quantitative reasoning courses, affects retention in college. In particular, the same set of courses required in a rigid sequence will cause more students to exit the program early than if the same courses were offered in a flexible order.

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.5038/1936-4660.6.2.13

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