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ERIC Number: ED489620
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Some Undergraduates' Experiences of Learning Mathematics
Povey, Hilary; Angier, Corinne
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 28th, Bergen, Norway, July 14-18, 2004
One theme of current research about higher education students of mathematics concerns those who fail. At our institution, some of the entrants are students who have previously failed in mathematics; others come to us with a comparatively weak mathematical background. Most of these students go on to become confident and effective mathematicians, some even achieving first class honours. We believe that understanding something of their perceptions of this experience may contribute to the current debate about who succeeds and who fails in higher education mathematics study and why. [For complete proceedings, see ED489597.]
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 35 Aandwind Street, Kirstenhof, Cape Town, 7945, South Africa. Web site:
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A