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    Transition through mathematical tasks

    Breen, Sinead and O'Shea, Ann (2015) Transition through mathematical tasks. Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics, 35 (1).

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    The transition to university level mathematics is often problematic for students. Clark & Lovric (2008) have written about some of the differences between mathematics at school and at university, including the type of mathematics taught and the way mathematics is taught. Students at this stage also have to contend with social and cultural changes. As part of a project on task design, ten first year students at two different universities in Ireland were interviewed. In this paper, we will discuss their experiences of mathematics at school and university. In particular, we will consider the differences in the types of mathematical tasks encountered at both levels and the students' views of the influences of such tasks.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: transition; task design; calculus;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Mathematics and Statistics
    Item ID: 7022
    Depositing User: Dr. Ann O'Shea
    Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2016 17:23
    Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics
    Publisher: BSRLM
    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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