Student use of resources in Calculus and Linear Algebra

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    Abstract

    In this study we have investigated the resources used by first year engineering students in a technical university in the Netherlands, for their learning of Calculus and Linear Algebra. Using a case study approach we have focused on how the resources and their use (a) differed from upper secondary school as compared to university, and (b) differed between the two university courses. The results indicate that, in terms of (a) students built on secondary school experiences and emulated these into their university courses, where some subsequently experienced difficulties. In terms of (b), we argue that the course organization and the alignment of curriculum materials with the learning goals had an impact on the students’ choice and use of resources. Human resources played an important but varying role.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Second Conference of the International Network for Didactic Research in University Mathematics (INDRUM 2018, 5-7 April 2018)
    EditorsV. Durand-Guerrier, R. Hochmuth, S. Goodchild, N.M. Hogstad
    Place of PublicationKristiansand, Norway
    PublisherUniversity of Agder and INDRUM
    Pages347-356
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    EventSecond conference of the International Network for Didactic Research in University Mathematics - Kristiansand, Norway
    Duration: 5 Apr 20177 Apr 2017

    Conference

    ConferenceSecond conference of the International Network for Didactic Research in University Mathematics
    CountryNorway
    CityKristiansand
    Period5/04/177/04/17

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