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    A consideration of familiarity in Irish mathematics examinations


    O'Sullivan, Brendan and Breen, Sinead and O'Shea, Ann (2012) A consideration of familiarity in Irish mathematics examinations. Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics, 32 (2). pp. 70-75.

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    Abstract

    In this paper, we focus on the idea of familiarity and the differing levels of it that are apparent in Irish mathematics end of school state examination questions. We provide the results of an analysis of recent Higher Level and Ordinary Level Leaving Certificate mathematics examinations in terms of familiarity. Our findings do not indicate any particular recurring pattern evident in the levels of familiarity measured but generally not more than 20% of marks are allocated to unfamiliar questions.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: familiarity; assessment; mathematics examinations;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Mathematics and Statistics
    Item ID: 4907
    Depositing User: Dr. Ann O'Shea
    Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2014 12:29
    Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics
    Publisher: BSRLM
    Refereed: No
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