Tackling the difficulties of the transition from school to university mathematics

Kouvela, Eirini, Biza, Irene ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1727-3884 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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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.

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education and Lifelong Learning
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Research in Mathematics Education
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Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2016 00:08
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2022 09:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/61658

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