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Teaching mathematics and statistics: promoting students' engagement and interaction

University of Bristol
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  • Education
  • Mathematics


Meena Kotecha Teaching mathematics and statistics: promoting students' engagement and interaction Project Report Original citation: Kotecha, Meena (2012) Teaching mathematics and statistics: promoting students' engagement and interaction. University of Bristol, Bristol, UK. This version available at: Originally available from The Economics Network Available in LSE Research Online: Feb 2012 © 2012 The Author LSE has developed LSE Research Online so that users may access research output of the School. Copyright © and Moral Rights for the papers on this site are retained by the individual authors and/or other copyright owners. Users may download and/or print one copy of any article(s) in LSE Research Online to facilitate their private study or for non-commercial research. You may not engage in further distribution of the material or use it for any profit-making activities or any commercial gain. You may freely distribute the URL ( of the LSE Research Online website. Teaching mathematics and statistics: Promoting students' engagement and interaction Contents Introduction• Background, Approach and Methodology• Observations and concerns• Main hypothesis• Additional points for consideration• Teaching approach• References• Meena Kotecha Departments of Mathematics/Statistics The London School of Economics and Political Science [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] Published January 2012 Introduction This case study highlights the difference a teaching approach can make to students’ engagement and motivation. Furthermore, it demonstrates the positive impact an effective approach can have on students’ enthusiasm, their perceptions of mathematics and statistics, academic self-efficacy and their learning experience. It will discuss strategies developed by the author to improve learning and teaching in statistics and mathematics first year undergraduate servi

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