Taylor, Janet A. and Mander, David (2002) Managing diversity in first year service mathematics course: integration of effective numeracy teaching principles and management theory. In: The Sixth Pacific Rim - First Year in Higher Education Conference: Changing Agendas 'Te Ao Hurihuri', 8-10 July 2002, Christchurch, New Zealand.
First year service courses in mathematics are faced with numerous challenges as a result of the increasing diversity of student populations and the hierarchical nature of knowledge within mathematics. These challenges are even more extreme when such courses are offered in multi-mode format (on campus and by distance education). This paper describes the evolution of a foundation mathematics course, which currently integrates self-paced skill based materials, authentic problem solving activities and generic study skills into a unified curriculum which is underpinned by a 12 step scale for effective numeracy teaching (Marr and Helme 1991) and traditional management theory. The course is characterized by its ability to manage groups of students with uneven preparation.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||first year students, university experience, foundation mathematics, mathematics problem solving|
|Subjects:||330000 Education > 330200 Curriculum Studies > 330202 Curriculum Studies - Mathematics Education|
|Depositing User:||epEditor USQ|
|Date Deposited:||11 Oct 2007 00:33|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 22:35|
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