An evaluation of a remedial mathematics programme

O'Connor, Wendy Elizabeth (1995) An evaluation of a remedial mathematics programme. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This study investigated whether a remedial mathematics programme offered at Memorial University of Newfoundland improved students' performance in subsequent mathematics courses and/or changed their attitudes toward mathematics. Academic records from 194 remedial and 304 non-remedial students were examined. Results indicated that: a) remediation did not influence students' grades in subsequent mathematics courses; b) students' grade point average in high school as well as their performance in high school mathematics courses were reliable predictors of performance in university-level mathematics courses; c) students in a remedial mathematics programme were less likely than non-remedial students to enrol in more advanced mathematics courses; d) remedial students had lower overall grade point averages in high school and university than non-remedial students; and e) female students in the remedial programme perceived themselves to be less mathematically proficient than their male counterparts.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/5877
Item ID: 5877
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 23-26.
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Psychology
Science, Faculty of > Psychology
Date: 1995
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Mathematics--Remedial teaching; Mathematics--Study and teaching (Higher)--Newfoundland and Labrador; Memorial University of Newfoundland--Curricula

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