What calculus do students learn after calculus?

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dc.contributor.author Moore, Todd
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-26T18:08:00Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-26T18:08:00Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07-26
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/14090
dc.description.abstract Engineering majors and Mathematics Education majors are two groups that take the basic, core Mathematics classes. Whereas Engineering majors go on to apply this mathematics to real world situations, Mathematics Education majors apply this mathematics to deeper, abstract mathematics. Senior students from each group were interviewed about “function” and “accumulation” to examine any differences in learning between the two groups that may be tied to the use of mathematics in these different contexts. Variation between individuals was found to be greater than variation between the two groups; however, several differences between the two groups were evident. Among these were higher levels of conceptual understanding in Engineering majors as well as higher levels of confidence and willingness to try problems even when they did not necessarily know how to work them. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Back transfer en_US
dc.subject Apos theory en_US
dc.title What calculus do students learn after calculus? en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.description.degree Doctor of Philosophy en_US
dc.description.level Doctoral en_US
dc.description.department Department of Mathematics en_US
dc.description.advisor Andrew Bennett en_US
dc.subject.umi Mathematics (0405) en_US
dc.subject.umi Mathematics Education (0280) en_US
dc.date.published 2012 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth August en_US

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