Children’s conceptions about mathematics and mathematics education
2010 (English)In: Current state of research on mathematical beliefs XVI: proceedings of the MAVI-16 Conference June 26-29, 2010, Tallinn, Estonia / [ed] Kirsti Kislenko, 2010Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper deals with younger students’ (grade 2 and 5) conceptions about mathematics and mathematics education. The questionnaire consisted of three parts: (1) statements with a Likert-scale; (2) open-end questions where the students could explain further their conceptions; and, (3) a request to draw a picture of yourself doing mathematics. The results from the statements were summarised and the pictures were analysed. Most students in grade 2 had a positive attitude towards mathematics whereas a larger proportion in grade 5 gave negative answers. All students presented mathematics as an individual activity with a focus on the textbook. The elder students narrow the activity down to calculating. A post-questionnaire confirmed the results.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-147365OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-147365DiVA: diva2:400280