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Changing students' perception of learning Mathematics


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Teaching Mathematics to tertiary students can be a challenge to educators, mainly because they must deal with learners' varying levels of readiness. Some of the factors attributing to the variability are learners' perceptions of mathematics, their previous learning experiences, and fear of failure. We implemented a teaching approach to facilitate student ownership through active peer involvement and flexibility with assessments. In this paper, we analyse students' perceptions of learning mathematics when using the new approach for three consecutive semesters. We discuss the results of our study and the factors that helped students overcome their inhibitions and appreciate mathematical concepts.

Item Type: Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords: teaching, mathematics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions: Schools > Centre for Business, Information Technology and Enterprise > School of Information Technology
Depositing User: Sunitha Prabhu
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2020 21:48
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 09:00

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