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    Mathematical literacy and self-efficacy of first year third level students


    Cleary, Joan and Breen, Sinead and O'Shea, Ann (2010) Mathematical literacy and self-efficacy of first year third level students. MSOR Connections, 10 (2). pp. 41-44. ISSN 1473-4869

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    Abstract

    A PISA style test was administered to first year students in three institutions across the third-level sector in Ireland. Immediately following this test a questionnaire was completed seeking to identify factors such as confidence, perseverance and goal-orientation that may influence a student’s mathematical achievement. In this paper we will discuss some of the results from the test and a section of the questionnaire that referred to the students’ confidence in performing those types of mathematical tasks.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Mathematical literacy; self-efficacy; first year third level students;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Mathematics and Statistics
    Item ID: 4820
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.11120/msor.2010.10020041
    Depositing User: Dr. Ann O'Shea
    Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2014 14:34
    Journal or Publication Title: MSOR Connections
    Publisher: Higher Education Academy
    Refereed: Yes
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