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.
Statistics for this ePrint Item
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Item Status:||Live Archive|
|Depositing User:||epEditor USQ|
|Faculty / Department / School:||Historic - Office of Preparatory and Academic Studies|
|Date Deposited:||11 Oct 2007 00:33|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 22:35|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||first year students, university experience, foundation mathematics, mathematics problem solving|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy|
Actions (login required)
|Archive Repository Staff Only|