The calculus student: insights from the Mathematical Association of America national study

David M. Bressoud, Marilyn Carlson, Vilma Mesa, Chris Rasmussen

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Abstract

In fall 2010, the Mathematical Association of America undertook the first large-scale study of postsecondary Calculus I instruction in the United States, employing multiple instruments. This report describes this study, the background of the students who take calculus and changes from the start to the end of the course in student attitudes towards mathematics and intention to continue in mathematics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)685-698
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
Volume44
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2013

Keywords

  • calculus
  • student attitudes
  • student demographics
  • student expectations
  • survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics (miscellaneous)
  • Education
  • Applied Mathematics

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