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Adult student learning behaviors in a roadblock mathematics course, by Aimee Tennant, M.S

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Adult student learning behaviors in a roadblock mathematics course
Title
Adult student learning behaviors in a roadblock mathematics course
Statement of responsibility
by Aimee Tennant, M.S
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Thesis advisor
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Language
eng
Summary
Adult students are a growing population on college campuses. Adult students have lower graduation rates and longer times to graduation than traditional-age students. The ability to pass a college level mathematics course is a key factor in the graduation rates of all students. Past research has identified developmental mathematics, college algebra, and calculus as courses that have impeded students in realizing their educational goals. The purpose of this study was two-fold. First, through an analysis of transcripts of a cohort of students at Texas State University-San Marcos, the mathematics course that served as the greatest roadblock to the original educational goals of adult students was identified. Second, using a social constructivist framework, the behaviors of four adult students enrolled in the identified course were examined in hopes of understanding what made the course difficult for adult students. The results of the transcript analysis pointed to Math 1319-Mathematics for Business and Economics I as the course that served as the greatest roadblock for adult students in the cohort. In the second, qualitative portion of this study, the adult students who struggled in the roadblock mathematics course had limited participation in classroom activities. Factors that inhibited participation included fear of embarrassment, the fast pace of the classroom discussion, and the perceived lack of adequate responses from the instructor to questions posed in class. An important indicator of adult student success in MATH 1319 was the quality of the high school mathematics background of the adult students
Cataloging source
TXI
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
2012.
Granting institution
Texas State University--San Marcos,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Adult student learning behaviors in a roadblock mathematics course, by Aimee Tennant, M.S
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  • Vita
  • Appendices: leaves 206-215
  • Committee members: Alexander White, chair ; Samuel Obara ; Sharon Strickland ; Russell Hodges
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 216-235)
Carrier category
  • volume
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • text
Content type code
  • txt
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
840423301
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
xvi, 235 leaves
Media category
  • unmediated
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
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Note
Library's copy 2 (University Archives).
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)840423301
Label
Adult student learning behaviors in a roadblock mathematics course, by Aimee Tennant, M.S
Production
Copyright
Note
  • Vita
  • Appendices: leaves 206-215
  • Committee members: Alexander White, chair ; Samuel Obara ; Sharon Strickland ; Russell Hodges
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 216-235)
Carrier category
  • volume
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • text
Content type code
  • txt
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
840423301
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
xvi, 235 leaves
Media category
  • unmediated
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
  • n
Note
Library's copy 2 (University Archives).
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)840423301

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