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    Investigating relationships between the usage of Mathematics Learning Support and performance of at-risk students


    Berry, Emma and Mac an Bhaird, Ciaran and O'Shea, Ann (2015) Investigating relationships between the usage of Mathematics Learning Support and performance of at-risk students. Teaching Mathematics and its Applications, 34 (4). pp. 194-204. ISSN 0268-3679

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    Abstract

    The provision of some level of Mathematics Learning Support is now commonplace in the majority of Higher Education Institutions in the UK and Ireland. Most of these supports were initially established with the aim of trying to address the problem of large numbers of first-year students with weak mathematical backgrounds. The centres provide students the opportunity to overcome mathematical issues in their transition from school to Higher Education. This article presents findings from a recent quantitative study at a university, where the range of supports available and levels of engagement have increased dramatically since they were first offered in 2007. We investigated if the Mathematics Support Centre there was still helping the students who needed it most; in particular, we considered students’ mathematical backgrounds, the number and length of their visits and their end of year module grades.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Citation: Emma Berry, Ciarán Mac An Bhaird, Ann O’Shea; Investigating relationships between the usage of Mathematics Learning Support and performance of at-risk students, Teaching Mathematics and its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, Volume 34, Issue 4, 1 December 2015, Pages 194–204, https://doi.org/10.1093/teamat/hrv005
    Keywords: Mathematics Learning Support; performance; at-risk students; Higher Education; transition;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Mathematics and Statistics
    Item ID: 10088
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1093/teamat/hrv005
    Depositing User: Dr. Ann O'Shea
    Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2018 15:30
    Journal or Publication Title: Teaching Mathematics and its Applications
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
    Refereed: Yes
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