O'Connor, Wendy Elizabeth (1995) An evaluation of a remedial mathematics programme. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
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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)|
|Additional Information:||Bibliography: leaves 23-26.|
|Department(s):||Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Psychology
Science, Faculty of > Psychology
|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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