Managing diversity in first year service mathematics course: integration of effective numeracy teaching principles and management theory

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Taylor, Janet A. and Mander, David. 2002. "Managing diversity in first year service mathematics course: integration of effective numeracy teaching principles and management theory." 6th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference (FYHE 2002). Christchurch, New Zealand 08 - 10 Jul 2002
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Managing diversity in first year service mathematics course: integration of effective numeracy teaching principles and management theory

Presentation TypePaper
AuthorsTaylor, Janet A. (Author) and Mander, David (Author)
Number of Pages10
Year2002
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://www.fyhe.qut.edu.au/FYHE_Previous/abstracts02/Taylor&MurrayAbstract.htm
Conference/Event6th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference (FYHE 2002)
Event Details
6th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference (FYHE 2002)
Parent
Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference (FYHE)
Delivery
In person
Event Date
08 to end of 10 Jul 2002
Event Location
Christchurch, New Zealand
Abstract

First year service courses in mathematics are faced with numerous challenges as
a result of the increasing diversity of student populations and the hierarchical
nature of knowledge within mathematics. These challenges are even more extreme
when such courses are offered in multi-mode format (on campus and by
distance education). This paper describes the evolution of a foundation mathematics
course, which currently integrates self-paced skill based materials,
authentic problem solving activities and generic study skills into a unified
curriculum which is underpinned by a 12 step scale for effective numeracy teaching
(Marr and Helme 1991) and traditional management theory. The course is characterized
by its ability to manage groups of students with
uneven preparation.

Keywordsfirst year students, university experience, foundation mathematics, mathematics problem solving
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390109. Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Byline AffiliationsLearning and Teaching Support Unit
Department of Maths and Computing
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