Maths with attitude: an encouragement based approach

Description

This paper describes the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) approach to the teaching of an introductory, level 2 (where level 5 is equivalent to stage 1 university), mathematics course. It describes what has been done to address maths anxiety and poor attitudes to mathematics. An analysis of Maths Anxiety Scores (MAS) and Maths Self-Concept (MSC) scores is presented and compared with achievement. The results of interviews with students who have completed this course are also presented.

Author(s)

Kennedy, D.

Date

2005

Type

Conference Contribution - Full Conference paper

Citation

Kennedy, D. (2005). Maths with attitude: an encouragement based approach. Presented at the 18th Annual Conference of the National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications (NACCQ 2005), Tauranga, New Zealand.

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