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Title:Everyday mathematics of university students
Author(s):Bonne, Marc; Webber, Sheila; Clough, Paul
Subject(s):everyday mathematics
university students
game-based learning
real world application
mathematics education
Abstract:In this poster abstract we highlight the preliminary results of an exploratory study investigating the ways in which university students use mathematics in their everyday lives. The study is part of wider research investigating the impact of mathematics computer games on mathematics anxiety in university students. A survey was distributed to 125 students across the University of Sheffield asking participants about the most common activities they take part in that involves mathematics, as well as any mathematics concepts involved. Responses predominantly came from undergraduates (49.6%). The most common activities included counting, measuring, and predicting. Future work would require the inclusion of students across different universities to increase the generalisability of the results
Issue Date:2018
Series/Report:iConference 2018 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Rights Information:Copyright 2018 is held by Marc Bonne, Sheila Webber, Paul Clough. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2018-07-12

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