Motivating Mature Students of Mathematics

Peter Mulligan, Ciarán Mac an Bhaird


This paper considers mature students who take a pre-degree Certificate in Science at a university in Ireland. In particular, it focuses on typical challenges that these students face in their mathematics education, and discusses some motivational techniques their lecturer used in an attempt to address student concerns. It situates these techniques within the general theory and considers how to measure their impact.


Mature Student, Motivation

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