First year engineering students’ selection and use of resources to learn mathematics

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    Abstract

    In this study we have investigated engineering students’ selection and use of resources in their first year university mathematics courses (Calculus; Linear Algebra). We report on the results of a survey in a technical university in the Netherlands, in which students indicated the most important resources they used for their learning of mathematics. Preliminary results indicate that traditional resources (textbook, teacher explanations) were important at secondary school and at university, and that selected digital resources and peer conversation gained importance at university. Moreover, the resources differed in terms of importance for the mathematics courses.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the fifth ERME topic concference (ETC 5) on Mathematics Education in the Digital Age (MEDA)
    EditorsHans-Georg Weigand, Alison Clark-Wilson, Ana Donevska-Todorova, Eleonora Faggiano, Niels Grønbæk, Jana Trgalova
    Place of PublicationCopenhagen, Denmark
    PublisherUniversity of Copenhagen
    Pages317-318
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    EventFifth ERME TOPIC CONFERENCE (ETC 5) on Mathematics Education in the Digital Age (MEDA2018) - University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Duration: 5 Sep 20187 Sep 2018
    https://www.math.ku.dk/english/research/conferences/2018/meda/

    Conference

    ConferenceFifth ERME TOPIC CONFERENCE (ETC 5) on Mathematics Education in the Digital Age (MEDA2018)
    Abbreviated titleMEDA2018
    CountryDenmark
    CityCopenhagen
    Period5/09/187/09/18
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    Keywords

    • Student use of resources
    • Calculus and Linear Algebra
    • Survey

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