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Matematiksvårigheter: Värför och vad kan vi göra
Södertörn University, Lärarutbildningen.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

During my practical training period I observed that many of the students have a negative attitude against mathematics. I also observed that these students have a difficulty reaching the goals in the subject. In my opinion there are different factors that can be the reason to why these students experiences mathematics as a difficult subject in school. This is the reason why I wanted to find out which factors that lies behind the difficulties and how the pedagogues work to support these students. It is also significant that every single student get their rights to develop a positive attitude against mathematics and that the pedagogue supports the students in their development.

The point with this degree project is to find out, with the help of three pedagogues, which factors that could lead to difficulties in mathematics with students. However, I also want to find out how the pedagogues teach out when they come across with students with mathematical problems. The three informants have many years of experience in teaching and they have worked with students in the elementary school for many years. They have also been teaching students with difficulties in mathematics. When I was interviewing the pedagogues I got the chance to give them attendant questions and also be accessory during the interview. The results of my study showed that there are different factors that can lead to difficulties in mathematics with students, but also that there are different kinds of ways to work for the pedagogue with students that have problems with the subject. These factors are emotional blocks, lacking in the teaching, reading- and writing difficulties and difficulties in the language. My study also showed that with the help from the pedagogue, the students can develop a more positive attitude against mathematics, thru social interactions, dialogues, group work and elaborative work.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 38 p.
Keyword [en]
Difficulties mathematics, teaching strategies, laboratory work
Keyword [sv]
Svårigheter i matematik, strategier, laborativt arbetssätt
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-21117OAI: diva2:685152
Subject / course
Education Studies
2013-12-04, 14:00 (Swedish)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2014-01-09 Created: 2014-01-09 Last updated: 2016-10-24Bibliographically approved

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