# Analysis of student beliefs in a tertiary preparatory mathematics course

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*Kingfisher Delta '05: 5th Southern Hemisphere Conference on Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics Teaching and Learning.*Fraser Island, Australia 22 - 26 Nov 2005 London, United Kingdom. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207390500271065

Paper/Presentation Title | Analysis of student beliefs in a tertiary preparatory mathematics course |
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Presentation Type | Paper |

Authors | Carmichael, Colin S. (Author) and Taylor, Janet A. (Author) |

Journal or Proceedings Title | International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology |

Journal Citation | 36 (7), pp. 713-719 |

Number of Pages | 7 |

Year | 2005 |

Place of Publication | London, United Kingdom |

ISSN | 0020-739X |

1464-5211 | |

Digital Object Identifier (DOI) | https://doi.org/10.1080/00207390500271065 |

Web Address (URL) of Paper | http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/0020739X.asp |

Conference/Event | Kingfisher Delta '05: 5th Southern Hemisphere Conference on Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics Teaching and Learning |

Event Details | Kingfisher Delta '05: 5th Southern Hemisphere Conference on Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics Teaching and Learning Event Date 22 to end of 26 Nov 2005Event Location Fraser Island, Australia |

Abstract | Every year approximately 800 students enrol in the tertiary preparatory course TPP7181 at the University of Southern Queensland. Successful completion of this course will allow students to enrol in either further preparatory level mathematics courses or undergraduate study. For many of the students enrolled in this course, the study of mathematics was undertaken quite some time ago and usually in a school setting. Drop out rates for this course are quite high and it is hypothesized that motivation may be a key factor in determining student success or otherwise. In this study scales assessing self-efficacy were utilized in an attempt to gauge aspects of the motivation of students enrolled in the course. Initial results suggest that only specific measures of student confidence predict their performance and that both gender and age mediate the strength of this prediction. |

Keywords | tertiary preparatory mathematics; course; student; TPP7181 |

ANZSRC Field of Research 2020 | 520102. Educational psychology |

390303. Higher education | |

390109. Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy | |

Public Notes | Files associated with this item cannot be displayed due to copyright restrictions. |

Byline Affiliations | Learning and Teaching Support Unit |

https://research.usq.edu.au/item/9y48w/analysis-of-student-beliefs-in-a-tertiary-preparatory-mathematics-course

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