Laborativ matematik: - Fem pedagogers syn på laborativ matematik
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The students are usually eager to develop their mathematical learning. However, the Skolverket can see that this eagerness passes in the early years of school. A study shows that a varied mathematical education creates enthusiasm to learn, which can decrease the negative view of mathematics.
The purpose of this study is to see how five pedagogues use laboratory mathematics, their approaches to laboratory mathematics as well as to find out their role in the laboratory education. The result of the study is based on interviews with the pedagogues, who are all teachers for students in year F-3. All of the pedagogues work in a laboratory way, but to different extents.
The study shows that the pedagogues aim to make the mathematics as concrete and everyday as possible. The pedagogues use the laboratory way of working and materials in different ways and have slightly different views of what counts as laboratory material.
Further, the study shows that there are more possibilities than obstacles with the laboratory way of working. The five pedagogues all agree that this way of working is beneficial for the pupils, especially for the students who are poor achievers. The possible obstacles raised by the pedagogues were lack of time and to some extend shortage of material. Two important factors within this way of working are communication and briefings.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 40 p.
Laboratory mathematics, concrete, communication, briefings
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-17197OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-17197DiVA: diva2:501687
Subject / course
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Johansson, Jan-OlofStenberg, Carina