Mathematical maturity: How can it inform teaching and learning of mathematics?
You are cordially invited to take part in a research study on the concept of mathematical maturity and its applications to teaching. The study is led by Dr Maarten McKubre-Jordens and Dr Erik Brogt from the University of Canterbury (Christchurch, New Zealand). You are eligible to participate as you are a professional mathematician or statistician working in the tertiary education sector. We hope that this study will contribute to new insights in the teaching and learning of mathematics and statistics at the tertiary level.
Should you choose to participate, your participation will involve answering the survey questions, which are about your professional opinions on the concept of mathematical maturity. The survey should take between 5 and 10 minutes to complete and you are free to skip any questions you do not wish to answer. The survey is fully anonymous, and no personal identifiable data is gathered at any point. Submitting the survey will be taken as consent for the data to be used for the research purposes listed mentioned above. As the survey is anonymous, it will not be possible for your data to be removed from the data set after submission. The data will be stored indefinitely on secure password protected computers and university servers and may be published in the scholarly literature on mathematics teaching and learning. The researchers will be happy to discuss and answer any questions you may have about participating in the study.
This project has been reviewed and approved by the University of Canterbury Human Ethics Committee, and participants should address any complaints to The Chair, Human Ethics Committee, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch, New Zealand (human-ethics@canterbury.ac.nz).
Thank you in advance for your willingness to participate.
Sincerely,
Dr Maarten McKubre-Jordens
School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Canterbury
maarten.jordens@canterbury.ac.nz
Dr Erik Brogt, SFHEA
Academic Services Group, University of Canterbury
erik.brogt@canterbury.ac.nz