education research, mathematics education, quantitative literacy, quantitative reasoning, numeracy
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.
"Parts of the Whole: The Educational Sieve,"
Numeracy: Vol. 6
, Article 13.
Available at: http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/numeracy/vol6/iss2/art13
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