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Hannah, John; James, Alex; Montelle, Clemency; Nokes, Jacqui – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2011
For many years, it has been a common practice to recognize students with high potential by according them targeted privileges and opportunities. This includes the practice of allowing students to accelerate their high school programme and, in the case of New Zealand students, to take university courses during their final school years. This work…
Descriptors: High Schools, Foreign Countries, Acceleration (Education), Scholarships
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Plank, Michael; James, Alex; Hannah, John – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 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…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Engineering Education, College Students, College Mathematics