Building up the self-confidence of mathematics students in non-science courses

Cristina Varsavsky, Pam Norton

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Lecturers teaching mathematics to students in faculties other than science face the problem of having to cater for students with heterogeneous backgrounds. Students with gaps in their mathematical knowledge, overseas students, mature-age students and women are the ones who suffer most in these courses. The Mathematics Learning Centre at Monash University addresses the needs of these mathematically disadvantaged students by providing a comfortable place in which tutors help them to increase their competence and self-confidence in their mathematical studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)517-521
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1995

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