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ERIC Number: EJ872603
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0268-3679
Exploring Student Expectations in Mathematics Learning and Support
Warwick, Jon
Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, v29 n1 p14-24 Mar 2010
This article reports on the results of an empirical study of student expectations and mathematical anxiety among first-year students who must study mathematics as a supporting discipline. The article describes the model of support we have developed mixing, as it does, the more traditional ideas of "filling knowledge gaps" with an exploration of student expectations at the start of a mathematics unit. The research attempts to ascertain whether student self-judgements about their mathematical abilities are accurate and tentatively suggests how we might use this as an alternative to more anxiety-inducing diagnostic testing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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