ERIC Number: ED205376
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
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The Who, How and Why of the Developmental Math Student.
Yanosko, Barbara J.
Remedial or developmental mathematics classes are variantly assigned or elected by the students enrolled. The chief question is why are they there: ability, background, or anxiety; or a combination of causes? Who are these people? This paper explores these questions for an elective course taught through a junior college at a California state university and makes comparisons between this course and experiences at institutions in the southern United States and the midwestern United States. Students described in this paper took a mathematics class on the campus of a state university in northwestern California. Although not all were university students, the courses they took were an integral part of the mathematics training at that university. The courses were remedial or developmental in nature. Who takes these classes, why they take them, and how successful they were are the subjects for discussion. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Humboldt State University CA; Mathematics Education Research