Mathematics for math anxious students studying at a distance

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Taylor, Janet A. and Mohr, Joan. 2001. "Mathematics for math anxious students studying at a distance ." Journal of Developmental Education. 25 (1), pp. 30-41.
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Mathematics for math anxious students studying at a distance

ERA Journal ID20392
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsTaylor, Janet A. (Author) and Mohr, Joan (Author)
Journal TitleJournal of Developmental Education
Journal Citation 25 (1), pp. 30-41
Number of Pages11
Year2001
Place of PublicationBoone, NC. United States
ISSN0894-3907
Web Address (URL)http://www.ncde.appstate.edu
Abstract

Using the framework for teaching numeracy students developed by Marr and Helme (1991) this paper presents the design of a developmental (enabling/bridging) mathematics course from Australia which is delivered in the distance mode. The course is characterized by its student-centered, in-context approach using reflective practice techniques (diarying and essay writing). Quantitative and qualitative evaluation strategies from the study confirm the usefulness of this approach in the distance mode and suggest further that such an approach may be advantageous for particular students, especially math anxious males. Brief suggestions are made for future development of online mathematics courses.

Keywordsmathematics; bridging; distance; curriculum anxiety; gender-specific anxiety
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390405. Educational technology and computing
390404. Educational counselling
390109. Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
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