Tackling the difficulties of the transition from school to university mathematics

Kouvela, Eirini, Biza, Irene and Zachariades, Theodossios (2015) Tackling the difficulties of the transition from school to university mathematics. In: Proceedings of the Ninth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education. CERME, CZE, pp. 2287-2288.

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Abstract

This paper reports on a study that investigates the difficulties encountered by first year undergraduate mathematics students during their transition from school to university mathematics. The research is a case study of five students who were followed regularly from the beginning until the end of the semester through questionnaires and interviews while they were attending a Calculus course. The results of the research revealed difficulties faced by undergraduate students regarding the content of the module and the social and academic context. In addition, the research suggests a categorization according to the approaches that students adopted in order to tackle these problems.

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education and Lifelong Learning
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Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2016 00:08
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2020 00:07
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/61658
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