Mathematics for math anxious students studying at a distance

Taylor, Janet A. and Mohr, Joan (2001) Mathematics for math anxious students studying at a distance. Journal of Developmental Education, 25 (1). pp. 30-41. ISSN 0894-3907


Using the framework for teaching numeracy students developed by Marr and Helme (1991) this paper presents the design of a developmental (enabling/bridging) mathematics course from Australia which is delivered in the distance mode. The course is characterized by its student-centered, in-context approach using reflective practice techniques (diarying and essay writing). Quantitative and qualitative evaluation strategies from the study confirm the usefulness of this approach in the distance mode and suggest further that such an approach may be advantageous for particular students, especially math anxious males. Brief suggestions are made for future development of online mathematics courses.

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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Learning and Teaching Support Unit
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2008 05:42
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2013 02:52
Uncontrolled Keywords: mathematics; bridging; distance; curriculum anxiety; gender-specific anxiety
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130305 Educational Counselling
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930103 Learner Development

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