Building the mathematical and statistical skills of undergraduate students

Matthews, Kelly, Thompson, Katerina, Belward, Shaun and Coady, Carmel (2011). Building the mathematical and statistical skills of undergraduate students. In: Engaged STEM Learning: From Promising to Pervasive Practices, Miami Beach, FL, USA, (). 24-26 March 2011.

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Author Matthews, Kelly
Thompson, Katerina
Belward, Shaun
Coady, Carmel
Title of paper Building the mathematical and statistical skills of undergraduate students
Conference name Engaged STEM Learning: From Promising to Pervasive Practices
Conference location Miami Beach, FL, USA
Conference dates 24-26 March 2011
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Oral presentation
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract/Summary There is widespread agreement that quantitative skills (QS) are essential for graduate competence and preparedness in science. Entering college students typically have weak foundations in, and strong negative beliefs towards, mathematics, so science curricula must evolve to ensure the quantitative preparedness of university graduates. In this session, participants will discuss 1) the challenges associated with integrating QS into courses and the broader undergraduate science curriculum; 2) models and strategies to build QS in science students; and 3) resources to support innovations in embedding QS into science curricula. This discussion is situated within the context of funded projects in which the facilitators are involved both in the U.S and Australia.
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Tue, 28 Jun 2011, 14:20:02 EST by Kelly Matthews on behalf of Teaching & Educational Development Institute