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ERIC Number: EJ775691
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 9
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
An Effective Preparation for Tertiary Mathematics
Parnell, Sheena; Statham, Moira
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v38 n7 p869-879 Oct 2007
The University of Auckland offers a one-year pre-degree Tertiary Foundation Certificate (TFC) Programme, for up to 200 students who are under-prepared for university study. The students may come straight from school without having gained a university entrance qualification, or they may be students returning to education who lack the confidence to begin degree studies. This paper describes the features of the compulsory mathematics courses offered in the TFC programme. It provides evidence of the effectiveness of these courses, as gauged from written responses in student reflections during the year, and from results in ex-TFC students' subsequent Stage One studies in mathematics. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand