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Lågstadieelevers förståelse av språket i matematikundervisningen: En studie av lågstadieelevers svårigheter med språket i matematiken
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013).
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Primary school students' understanding of the language of mathematics teaching : A study of students' difficulties with the language of mathematics (English)
Abstract [sv]

Många elever når inte godkänd nivå i matematik. En del av förklaringen till det är att elever har svårt att förstå språket i matematikundervisning och matematikläromedel. Syftet med min studie är att belysa svårigheter som elever i de tidiga skolåren har med språket i matematiken. Syftet är också att få syn på vilka orsakerna till dessa svårigheter är. För att få svar på forskningsfrågorna har en kvantitativ undersökning gjorts om elevers förståelse av olika begrepp i matematikläromedlen. En kvalitativ observation med inslag av intervjufrågor har också gjorts. Studien visade på att många elever har svårigheter med att förstå språket som används i läromedlen. En del av svårigheterna kom sig av brister i begreppsuppfattningen, en del berodde på bristande läsförmåga och språkförståelse, ytterligare anledningar till svårigheterna visade sig vara svårigheter att förstå metaforer och bilder samt även svårigheter med att hålla mycket information från matematikuppgifter i arbetsminnet.

Abstract [en]

Many students do not reach an approved level in mathematics. Part of the explanation for this is that students find it difficult to understand the language of mathematics teaching and mathematics teaching material. The purpose of my study is to highlight the difficulties that pupils in primary school have with the language of mathematics. The purpose is also to get an idea of the causes of these difficulties. In order to get answers to the research questions, a quantitative study has been made on students' understanding of different concepts in the mathematics teaching materials. A qualitative observation with elements of interview questions has also been made. The study showed that many students have difficulties understanding the language used in the teaching aids. Some of the difficulties came from shortcomings in the conceptual concept, some were due to a lack of reading ability and reading comprehension, additional reasons for the difficulties turned out to be difficulties in understanding metaphors and images as well as difficulties in keeping much information from mathematical tasks in the work memory.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 30
Keywords [en]
Concepts, mathematical language, mathematics, second language
Keywords [sv]
Andraspråk, begrepp, matematik, matematikspråk
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Educational Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-70997OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-70997DiVA, id: diva2:1287294
Subject / course
Teacher Education - Pedagogy
Educational program
Teacher education
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Available from: 2019-02-12 Created: 2019-02-10 Last updated: 2019-02-12Bibliographically approved

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