Creating a diversity of mathematical experiences for tertiary students

Geoff Ball, Brian Stephenson, Geoff Smith, Leigh Wood, Mary Coupland, Kathryn Crawford

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Abstract

A process is described for creating a more civerse set of experiences for undergraduate students in mathematics. While we use examples drawn from classes studying linear algebra, the procedures are appropriate for any undergraduate course in mathematics. The diversity of the activities is generated in part through the use of a taxonomy which addresses the nature of the activities rather than a hierarchy of levels of difficulty. All exercises used as illustrations have been attempted by students in second year undergraduate classes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)827-841
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
Volume29
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

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