Mathematical Literacy of Students in First Year of Medical School at a South African University

 

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dc.contributor.author Prince, Robert
dc.contributor.author Frith, Vera
dc.contributor.author Jaftha, Jacob
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-15T09:31:59Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-15T09:31:59Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation Prince, R. N., V. Frith, J. J. Jaftha. 2004. “Mathematical literacy of students in first year of medical school at a South African university.” In Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference of the Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education. eds. A Buffler and R.C. Laugksch, 791–798. Durban: SAARMSTE. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/27581
dc.description.abstract The literature pertaining to the definition of Mathematical Literacy (particularly in the Tertiary context) is briefly reviewed. A Mathematical Literacy questionnaire, designed in accordance with this definition, was administered to students entering the MBChB Program at a South African university in 2003. In general the level of Mathematical Literacy of Medical students is higher than that of entry-level Humanities students, and comparable with that of Science students doing Earth or Biological sciences. The response to the results of this testing, in terms of curriculum interventions in the first year of MBChB, are outlined and their degree of success is evaluated. The post-testing of the MBChB students indicated a statistically significant increase in the Mathematical Literacy of these students. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher University of Cape Town en_ZA
dc.relation.ispartofseries Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference of the Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education.
dc.subject.other Numeracy
dc.subject.other Testing
dc.subject.other Mathematical Literacy
dc.title Mathematical Literacy of Students in First Year of Medical School at a South African University en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
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dc.identifier.apacitation Prince, R., Frith, V., & Jaftha, J. (2004). Mathematical Literacy of Students in First Year of Medical School at a South African University. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/27581 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Prince, Robert, Vera Frith, and Jacob Jaftha "Mathematical Literacy of Students in First Year of Medical School at a South African University." (2004) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/27581 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Prince R, Frith V, Jaftha J. Mathematical Literacy of Students in First Year of Medical School at a South African University. 2004; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/27581. en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - Prince, Robert AU - Frith, Vera AU - Jaftha, Jacob AB - The literature pertaining to the definition of Mathematical Literacy (particularly in the Tertiary context) is briefly reviewed. A Mathematical Literacy questionnaire, designed in accordance with this definition, was administered to students entering the MBChB Program at a South African university in 2003. In general the level of Mathematical Literacy of Medical students is higher than that of entry-level Humanities students, and comparable with that of Science students doing Earth or Biological sciences. The response to the results of this testing, in terms of curriculum interventions in the first year of MBChB, are outlined and their degree of success is evaluated. The post-testing of the MBChB students indicated a statistically significant increase in the Mathematical Literacy of these students. DA - 2004 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2004 T1 - Mathematical Literacy of Students in First Year of Medical School at a South African University TI - Mathematical Literacy of Students in First Year of Medical School at a South African University UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/27581 ER - en_ZA


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