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Workbooks for independent study of group theory proofs.

Alcock, Lara, Brown, Gavin, Dunning, Clare (2009) Workbooks for independent study of group theory proofs. In: Proceedings of the Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education. . pp. 1-14. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:23810)

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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: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science
Depositing User: Clare Dunning
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2010 13:44 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:02 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/23810 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Dunning, Clare: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0535-9891
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