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A consideration of familiarity in Irish mathematics examinations.

Breen, Sinéad orcid logoORCID: 0000-0001-7215-0460 and O'Shea, Ann orcid logoORCID: 0000-0001-8504-2290 (2012) A consideration of familiarity in Irish mathematics examinations. In: BSRLM Day Conference, 9 Jun 2012, Sussex, England.

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:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:familiarity, assessment, mathematics examinations.
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:30086
Deposited On:27 Jun 2024 12:24 by Sinead Breen . Last Modified 27 Jun 2024 12:24

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