• Mathematics, Political Science
  • Published 2009

What Might We Learn From the Prodigals? Exploring the Decisions and Experiences of Adults Returning to Mathematics

@inproceedings{WardPenny2009WhatMW,
  title={What Might We Learn From the Prodigals? Exploring the Decisions and Experiences of Adults Returning to Mathematics},
  author={Robert Ward-Penny},
  year={2009}
}
This paper reports on a research project which explored the decision making process and the experiences of adults who had returned to mathematics after a significant period of time away. Data was gathered using a combination of a questionnaire and follow-up interviews with selected participants. This paper presents some of the key findings together with some examples from the stories of these learners. Finally, it argues that these ‘prodigals’ offer a vivid reminder of the role of mathematics… CONTINUE READING