Students with the most mathematical training (calculus) were more confident in their mathematical skills and were better able to complete the practical mathematical skills questions. This is despite the fact that tested skills were drawn from high school algebra or pre-calculus courses. We also looked at how practical mathematical skills predicted final performance in the course.

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