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Approaches to learning mathematics - differences between beginning and experienced university students
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Mathematics and Science Education.
Chalmers University of Technology/University of Gothenburg.
KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
Umeå University.
2013 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this paper, we report on an on-going quantitative study of students’ transition from school to university mathematics. The study aims at examining differences between beginners and experienced students’ approaches to learning mathematics. Students were given questionnaires in the beginning and at the end of their first year at university. The results were summarized with descriptive and interferential statistics. The results show that beginners rely heavily on the teacher, while experienced students re-orient themselves from the teacher to other kinds of mathematical resources, for example peers and Internet based resources.

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Educational Sciences
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Mathematics Education
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-82168OAI: diva2:567653
Cerme 8, February 7.-10. 2013
Available from: 2012-11-13 Created: 2012-11-09 Last updated: 2013-06-17Bibliographically approved

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