or two consecutive semesters we implemented a “flipped classroom” design in a developmental mathematics classroom. Our interest in implementing an alternative instructional method was born out of frustration with the fact that the students we have been teaching in this course needed to gain a better un- derstanding of mathematics than what our traditional instruc- tional methods seemed to be offering them. The developmental mathematics course is a beginning algebra course covering topics such as systems of equations, quadratic equations and graphing quadratic functions, co-taught by the two of us. Our approach included two different methods of in- struction: we used on-line video materials to deliver the basic content of the course and then group work in the classroom where students worked on application and extension problems.

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