id: 06580968
dt: j
an: 2016c.00810
au: Wade, Carol; Sonnert, Gerhard; Sadler, Philip; Hazari, Zahra; Watson,
Charity
ti: A comparison of mathematics teachers’ and professors’ views on
secondary preparation for tertiary calculus.
so: J. Math. Educ. Teach. Coll. 7, No. 1, 7-16 (2016).
py: 2016
pu: Teachers College (TC), Columbia University, New York, NY
la: EN
cc: I14 I15 C29
ut: secondary-tertiary transition; university teaching; calculus; teacher
attitudes; teachers’ and professors’ views of preparation;
research; algebra; precalculus; classroom environment; real world
problems; textbooks; secondary precalculus; secondary calculus;
tertiary calculus; achievement; prognoses
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ab: Summary: This article compares the views of teachers and professors about
the transition from secondary mathematics to tertiary calculus.
Quantitative analysis revealed five categories where teachers and
professors differed significantly in the relative frequency of
addressing them. Using the rite of passage theory, the separation and
incorporation phases were investigated by carrying out thematic
analyses on these five categories. For the professors, the analysis
revealed specific content within algebra and precalculus that they
viewed as vital preparation for students’ tertiary calculus success.
For the teachers, the analysis highlighted the classroom environment
realities of teaching in the separation phase. The rite of passage and
professional turf theories are used to discuss and interpret the
findings.
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