NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ765139
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
An Index to Measure the Ability of First Year Science Students to Transfer Mathematics
Roberts, A. L.; Sharma, M. D.; Britton, S.; New, P. B.
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v38 n4 p429-448 Jun 2007
This project aimed to quantitatively measure the ability of first year science students to transfer their mathematical skills and knowledge to a physical context. An instrument used in earlier studies to measure transfer of mathematical knowledge was modified for this project, and tested with 49 student volunteers. This paper presents the Transfer Index, a novel way of measuring the degree of transfer of the students' mathematics skills and knowledge. It is demonstrated that the Transfer Index is a useful way of quantifying transfer and that it has predictive validity in a natural educational setting. (Contains 7 tables, 4 figures and 5 footnotes.)
Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; United Kingdom (London)