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Students’ and lecturers’ views on mathematics resources

Ní Shé, Caitríona orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-6592-0276, Mac an Bhaird, Ciarán orcid logoORCID: 0000-0003-2863-3398, Ní Fhloinn, Eabhnat orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-3840-2115 and O'Shea, Ann (2017) Students’ and lecturers’ views on mathematics resources. Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications, 36 (4). pp. 183-199. ISSN 0268-3679

There is a agreement that many students struggle with the transition from secondary to higher education, particularly in the context of mathematics modules. Lecturers often suggest or supply supplemental resources to give students the opportunity to overcome their difficulties. In addition, students often seek out resources independently, many of which are provided through digital-age technology. Current research in this area focuses on the effectiveness of resources that mathematics educators have developed. However, it is unclear which resource types students select themselves and what specific content they seek. In addition, the type of resources that lecturers recommend to students is not well documented. In this article, we present findings from two surveys carried out in higher education institutes in Ireland: one involving students and the other involving lecturers. In particular, we focus on the resource types favoured by students and lecturers, the specific content that they relate to and the issues they seek to address.
Item Type:Article (Published)
Subjects:Social Sciences > Education
Social Sciences > Teaching
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science and Health > School of Mathematical Sciences
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Official URL:https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/teamat/hrw026
Copyright Information:© The Authors 2017
Funders:National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning
ID Code:27371
Deposited On:22 Jul 2022 11:07 by Thomas Murtagh . Last Modified 21 Jul 2023 16:18

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