Math is scary. For life science students, maths is even scarier. Poor results in mathematics are amongst the main reasons for dropping out of STEM courses, particularly in life sciences — negative attitudes and disengagement being the main reasons for students’ failure. In the absence of exogenous instrumentality — e.g., a good grade in calculus as a prerequisite to enter medical school — we should strive to engage students with active learning that could at least pretend to carry intrinsic motivations (Husman &amp; al., 2004). Or, in other words, we want students to work on tasks that appear to be relevant (to them!) in order to build a conceptual understanding of the mathematical objects at stake.

What is a limit? Concept image of limits as time goes to infinity in life sciences students / O.G. Rizzo. ((Intervento presentato al 2. convegno The Learning and Teaching of Calculus Across Disciplines tenutosi a Bergen : 5-9 giugno nel 2023.

### What is a limit? Concept image of limits as time goes to infinity in life sciences students

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Math is scary. For life science students, maths is even scarier. Poor results in mathematics are amongst the main reasons for dropping out of STEM courses, particularly in life sciences — negative attitudes and disengagement being the main reasons for students’ failure. In the absence of exogenous instrumentality — e.g., a good grade in calculus as a prerequisite to enter medical school — we should strive to engage students with active learning that could at least pretend to carry intrinsic motivations (Husman & al., 2004). Or, in other words, we want students to work on tasks that appear to be relevant (to them!) in order to build a conceptual understanding of the mathematical objects at stake.
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What is a limit? Concept image of limits as time goes to infinity in life sciences students / O.G. Rizzo. ((Intervento presentato al 2. convegno The Learning and Teaching of Calculus Across Disciplines tenutosi a Bergen : 5-9 giugno nel 2023.
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