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Transition through mathematical tasks

Breen, Sinéad orcid logoORCID: 0000-0001-7215-0460 and O'Shea, Ann orcid logoORCID: 0000-0001-8504-2290 (2015) Transition through mathematical tasks. In: BSRLM Day Conference, 28 Feb 2015, Dublin.

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:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:transition; task design; calculus
Subjects:Social Sciences > Education
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science and Health > School of Mathematical Sciences
Research Institutes and Centres > Center for the Advancement of Science Teaching and Learning (CASTeL)
Publisher:British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics
Official URL:https://bsrlm.org.uk/publications/proceedings-of-d...
ID Code:30085
Deposited On:24 Jun 2024 13:17 by Sinead Breen . Last Modified 24 Jun 2024 13:17

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