Comments

Comment on the Resource   Post a comment on this item

Statistics

This resource has been visited 446 times

This resource has been downloaded 0 times

A description of entry level tertiary students' mathematical achievement: towards an analysis of student texts.

Jacobs, Mark Solomon

Abstract:
This research provided insights into the mathematical achievement of a cohort of tertiary mathematics students. The context for the study was an entry level mathematics course, set in an engineering programme at a tertiary institution, the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). This study investigated the possibilities of providing a bridge between the assessment of students by means of tests scores and a taxonomy of mathematical objectives, on the one hand, and the critical analysis of student produced texts, on the other hand. This research revealed that even in cases of wrong solutions, participant members' responses were reasonable, meaningful, clear and logical.

Full text available as: http://etd.uwc.ac.za/usrfiles/modules/etd/docs/etd_gen8Srv25Nme4_8207_1190370936.pdf

 


Document Title: A description of entry level tertiary students' mathematical achievement: towards an analysis of student texts.
Academic Department: Faculty of Education
University: University of the Western Cape
City: Cape Town
No. of Pages: 249


Date:2006
Document Type:Thesis (Not Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Teaching and Learning
Country:International
Keywords:Mathematics, Teaching, Learning, Mathematical ability


File Size: Bytes
Rights:Copyright: University of the Western Cape
Date Added:06 April 2010


A description of entry level tertiary students' mathematical achievement: towards an analysis of student texts