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ERIC Number: EJ1021717
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
Engaging Life-Sciences Students with Mathematical Models: Does Authenticity Help?
Poladian, Leon
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v44 n6 p865-876 2013
Compulsory mathematics service units for the life sciences present unique challenges: even students who learn some specific skills maintain a negative attitude to mathematics and do not see the relevance of the unit towards their degree. The focus on authentic content and the presentation and teaching of global or qualitative methods before teaching the corresponding quantitative techniques led to a positive change in the attitudes and disposition of the students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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