Effective Learning & Teaching in Mathematics & Its Applications

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Contents
About the editors and specialist contributorsvi
Acknowledgementsx
Forewordsxi
Prefacexiii
Part A:Issues in learning and teaching1
1.The transition to higher education
John Applebyand
William Cox3
Introduction 3
Understanding the transition to higher education 4
The curriculum 7
Initial assessment and what to do with it 11
Conclusions 16
References 17
Further reading 18
2.The genesis of mathematical structures
Robert Burn20
Introduction 20
The genetic phenomenon 22
The genetic phenomenon in context 28
Conclusion 33
References 33
3.Developing active learners
Afzal Ahmed,
Derek Holtonand
Honor Williams34
Introduction 34
Construction of knowledge 36
Strategies for active learning 42
Conclusion 47
References 47
4.Assessment in mathematics
Clifford Beeversand
Jane Paterson49
Introduction 49
What assessment is 50
Computer-aided assessment 52
Matching appropriate assessment to learning outcomes 55
Looking to the future 59
References 60

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