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ERIC Number: EJ1098270
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0316-1218
Math Matters: Comparison of the Mathematics Requirements for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Degrees in Canada
Nahornick, Ashley
Canadian Journal of Higher Education, v46 n1 p109-120 2016
Education matters. Every year, more students are pursuing postsecondary education. In fact, during the 2012-2013 academic year, over two million students were studying in Canadian postsecondary institutions, making it even more important to ensure that our students are getting the education and training they need to succeed. Notably, it is not uncommon for university students to struggle with mathematics or even to say, "I'm bad at math." Yet, at the heart of mathematics are critical thinking and careful questioning--skills needed in most jobs. In this paper, I feature a study exploring mathematics requirements at Canadian postsecondary institutions. Specifically, the study examines mathematics requirements for general Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. The goal of the study is to offer potential suggestions to improve more students' mathematical abilities and better prepare them for future endeavours.
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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: Canada
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