Factors associated with success in a calculus course An examination of personal variables

This study examined relationships between students’ personal variables (gender, prior achievements, age and academic major) and their success in the first year undergraduate calculus course. The study sample consisted of 59 first year undergraduate students taking Math 154 Calculus II course. A written test about integral, sequence and series including demographic survey items was used to gather data. The test was administered prior to and upon the completion of the calculus course. Multiple regression analysis result indicated that there is relationship between students’ personal variables (gender and prior achievements) and their success. Gender differences favouring males typically occurred on Riemann sum and Riemann integral.
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology


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Citation Formats
B. Ubuz, “Factors associated with success in a calculus course An examination of personal variables,” International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, pp. 1–12, 2011, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/78433.