What is the difference between motivation to learn Mathematics in University and College?

Laura Gudelyte, Olga Navickiene

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Purpose – This paper examines whether there is a significant difference between Mykolas Romeris University and College of Applied Social Sciences students, their knowledge of Mathematics acquired in school, and the choice to take the final Mathematics examination or not; and their further studying results and motivation. Design/methodology/approach – Test results are analysed by statistical hypothesis testing methods. Findings – The motivation of University students, who have taken the Mathematics examination, to study and achieve better results, is stronger. Research limitations/implications – represented method is one of the ways to inquiry such problems. Practical implications – This study will help to identify the University and College students’ weaknesses and to show ways to improve the quality of studies. Originality/Value – The study should allow to measure the average time it takes University and College students of social sciences to understand a mathematical text.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-87
JournalSocialinės technologijos: mokslo darbai
Volume1
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Keywords

  • Teaching mathematics
  • Checking knowledge tests

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What is the difference between motivation to learn Mathematics in University and College? / Gudelyte, Laura; Navickiene, Olga.

In: Socialinės technologijos: mokslo darbai, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2012, p. 77-87.

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