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    Why do students not avail themselves of mathematics support?

    Grehan, Martin and Mac an Bhaird, Ciaran and O'Shea, Ann (2011) Why do students not avail themselves of mathematics support? Research in Mathematics Education, 13 (1). pp. 79-80. ISSN 1479-4802

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    The Mathematics Department at the National University of Ireland Maynooth has many supports in place to help students if they experience difficulties. These include small group tutorials, online refresher courses, workshops, and a successful drop-in mathematics support centre. Research has shown that students who take advantage of these services have a greater chance of succeeding in examinations than those who do not, (Mac an Bhaird, Morgan, and O’Shea 2009). However, a small minority of at-risk students do not take advantage of the support available. The aim of our study is to investigate the reasons why some students who are experiencing difficulties do not seek help.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: mathematics support;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Mathematics and Statistics
    Item ID: 4821
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    Depositing User: Dr. Ann O'Shea
    Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2014 14:48
    Journal or Publication Title: Research in Mathematics Education
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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