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    Why do students not avail of mathematics support? A case study of first year students at the National University of Ireland Maynooth.


    Grehan, Martin and Mac an Bhaird, Ciaran and O'Shea, Ann (2010) Why do students not avail of mathematics support? A case study of first year students at the National University of Ireland Maynooth. Proceedings of the British Congress for Mathematics Education, 30 (1). pp. 254-258.

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    Abstract

    Previous work concerning the evaluation of mathematics support services at NUI Maynooth showed that students who made use of the help available were more likely to succeed in their examinations than those who did not. It was also noticed that a significant number of at-risk students did not attend the Mathematics Support Centre. In an attempt to ascertain the reasons for this, students who were repeating mathematics modules were interviewed about their use of mathematics support. The results show that fear plays a major role in non-engagement.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Mathematics support; non-engagement;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Mathematics and Statistics
    Item ID: 4903
    Depositing User: Dr. Ann O'Shea
    Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2014 12:29
    Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the British Congress for Mathematics Education
    Publisher: BSRLM
    Refereed: No
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