Workbooks for independent study of group theory proofs.

Alcock, L. and Brown, G.D. and Dunning, C. (2009) Workbooks for independent study of group theory proofs. In: Conference on Research Undergraduate Mathematics Education , Feb 26 - March 1, 2009, Marriott Raleigh City Center - Raleigh, North Carolina. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This report will describe a small-scale research project investigating students’ experience of workbooks designed to support independent study of proofs in a first course on group theory. We will set this description against research and theory on students’ learning of group theory and on epistemological beliefs and study habits in higher education. We will then present two types of data: 1) quantitative feedback from the whole class on the learning experience and practical matters such as time spent, and 2) qualitative analysis of observations and interviews with volunteer students who allowed their first hour’s work on a workbook to be recorded. Finally we will discuss our data in terms of general issues it raises for the design of tasks to support independent study of proofs.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science)
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Mathematics Statistics and Actuarial Science > Applied Mathematics
Depositing User: Clare Dunning
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2010 13:44
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2012 09:37
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/23810 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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