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ERIC Number: EJ764381
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 13
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
TDmat--Mathematics Diagnosis Evaluation Test for Engineering Sciences Students
Pinto, J. S.; Oliveira, M. P.; Anjo, A. B.; Pais, S. I. Vieira; Isidro, R. O.; Silva, M. H.
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v38 n3 p283-299 Apr 2007
Since 1989, the Mathematics Education Project (PmatE--Projecto Matematica Ensino) has developed several strategies to improve the success of students in Mathematics. The most important of these are mathematical games for all grades above primary school. The online evaluation of Mathematics subjects is one of PmatE's goals. The implementation of an on-line diagnosis test--TDmat (Teste Diagnostico de Matematica), mandatory for all students enrolling for the first time in Science and Engineering courses at the University of Aveiro, was the approach chosen to evaluate the mathematical competences of these students. TDmat is a computer test with automatic evaluation in which the analysis of results is done automatically. This paper describes how it is conceived as well as the main results and conclusions drawn from evaluations of the school years 2003/2004 and 2004/2005. (Contains 18 figures, 1 table and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Portugal