University mathematics students’ use of resources: strategies, purposes, and consequences

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This contribution provides a qualitative view of mathematics students’ use of resources in their first year at a German university on the basis of problem-centred interviews. Results show that students use many different material resources, such as exercises, lecture notes, books, internet, etc., as well as the help of other persons to organise their learning of mathematics. The use of the respective resources differs in various phases of the study and serves different purposes. In addition, consequences of the use of resources on exam success and the experience of success when completing exercises are examined. These results have possible implications for the conception of mathematics courses, which are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExploring new ways to connect : Proceedings of the Eleventh International Mathematics Education and Society Conference
EditorsDavid Kollosche
Number of pages10
Place of PublicationHamburg
Publication date30.08.2021
ISBN (print)978-3-347-39911-2, 978-3-347-39910-5
Publication statusPublished - 30.08.2021
EventInternational Mathematics Education and Society Conference - University of Klagenfurt , Klagenfurt, Austria
Duration: 24.09.202129.09.2021
Conference number: 11