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Educational Studies in Mathematics

, Volume 42, Issue 3, pp 225–235 | Cite as

Comprehension tests in mathematics

  • Jurie Conradie
  • John Frith
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Abstract

An alternative way for testing a student's understanding of theory in a tertiary mathematics course is presented. Two sample questions are provided and advantages and disadvantages of the method are discussed. We argue that the method is an acceptable and flexible means of testing students, and can be adapted to be used in other contexts as well.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jurie Conradie
    • 1
  • John Frith
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Applied MathematicsUniversity of Cape TownSouth Africa
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and Applied MathematicsUniversity of Cape TownSouth Africa

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