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ERIC Number: EJ952804
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
Group by Subject or by Ability? Tertiary Mathematics for Engineering Students
Plank, Michael; James, Alex; Hannah, John
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v42 n7 p857-865 2011
The mathematics topics taught to engineering students at university are ostensibly no different to those taught to mathematics majors, so should these students be taught together or separately? Should engineering students be segregated by ability in their mathematics classes? This study analyses the grades of over 1000 engineering students, and finds that both weaker and more able students were disadvantaged by being taught in segregated classes. (Contains 4 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand