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Some issues on assessment methods and learning in mathematics and statistics

Some issues on assessment methods and learning in mathematics and statistics

Ramesh, Nadarajah (2009) Some issues on assessment methods and learning in mathematics and statistics. MSOR Connections, 9 (4). pp. 28-31. ISSN 1473-4869

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Abstract

This paper looks at the application of some of the assessment methods in practice with the view to enhance students’ learning in mathematics and statistics. It explores the effective application of assessment methods and highlights the issues or problems, and ways of avoiding them, related to some of the common methods of assessing mathematical and statistical learning. Some observations made by the author on good assessment practice and useful approaches employed at his institution in designing and applying assessment methods are discussed. Successful strategies in implementing assessment methods at different levels are described.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Paper originally presented at the CETL-MSOR Conference 2008, held 8–9 September 2008, at University of Lancaster, Lancaster, UK. The paper was one of several not included in the CETL-MSOR Conference 2008: Conference Proceedings (ISBN 978-0-9555914-5-7, The Maths, Stats & OR Network, August 2009), but was subsequently published in MSOR Connections (Volume 9, Issue 4, November 2009).
Uncontrolled Keywords: assessment methods, undergraduate, learning, statistics, mathematics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Mathematical Sciences
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:04
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/1663

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