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ERIC Number: ED489628
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Successful Undergraduate Mathematicians: A Study of Students in Two Universities
Brown, Margaret; Rodd, Melissa
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 28th, Bergen, Norway, July 14-18, 2004
As part of an ESRC-funded longitudinal study, "Student Experiences of University Mathematics," we followed a cohort of undergraduate mathematics students at two traditional universities with high ratings for research and teaching. This report centres on interpretations of successful students' engagement with their course as gleaned from in-depth interviews, statistical data and questionnaires. We report that these first class' students participate in their undergraduate mathematics community in many different ways and their views about mathematics are diverse. Nevertheless, these students have, in Aristotle's terms, "flourished" and we point to factors which we hypothesise contributed to "first class" students' success. [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: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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