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A cross-national study of calculus

Chai, Jun, Friedler, Louis M., Wolff, Edward F., Li, Jun and Rhea, Karen 2015, A cross-national study of calculus, International journal of mathematical education in science and technology, vol. 46, pp. 481-494, doi: 10.1080/0020739X.2014.990531.

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Title A cross-national study of calculus
Author(s) Chai, Jun
Friedler, Louis M.
Wolff, Edward F.
Li, JunORCID iD for Li, Jun orcid.org/0000-0002-3246-3670
Rhea, Karen
Journal name International journal of mathematical education in science and technology
Volume number 46
Start page 481
End page 494
Total pages 14
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2015
ISSN 0020-739X
1464-5211
Keyword(s) cross-national study
calculus concept inventory
calculus
mathematics curriculum reform
Summary The results from a cross-national study comparing calculus performance of students at East China Normal University (ECNU) in Shanghai and students at the University of Michigan before and after their first university calculus course are presented. Overall, ECNU significantly outperformed Michigan on both the pre- and post-tests, but the Michigan students showed a larger gain and normalized gain, and hence narrowed the gap. ECNU's superior performance was especially striking on the subset of problems requiring only a pre-calculus background. On those, Michigan's post-test scores were below ECNU's pre-test scores and, indeed, ECNU's higher performance on both the overall pre-test and overall post-test is attributable to its success on these problems.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/0020739X.2014.990531
Field of Research 130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
1302 Curriculum And Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 930301 Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2014, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30069320

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