Factors affecting students' learning of new mathematics concepts in three Nashville area remedial and developmental studies mathematics programs

Jeanetta Williams Jackson, Tennessee State University

Abstract

This study examines several variables that research suggests affect students performance in mathematics. The variables were: mathematics anxiety; gender; prior mathematics preparation (high school mathematics courses taken), the level of the concept to be learned; the teacher, mastery of prior skills; and the student's mastery of a new mathematics concept.^ One hundred and sixteen students from three Nashville area institutions of higher learning were used in this study. A bivariate correlation analysis was used to analyze the data to determine is a relationship existed between the variables listed and student learning a new mathematics concept.^ The result of this study showed that students' knowledge of prior skills needed was the only variable that affected the learning of the new mathematics concept. ^

Subject Area

Education, Mathematics

Recommended Citation

Jeanetta Williams Jackson, "Factors affecting students' learning of new mathematics concepts in three Nashville area remedial and developmental studies mathematics programs" (1997). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI9806338.
http://digitalscholarship.tnstate.edu/dissertations/AAI9806338

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