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Mathematically Able but Yet Underachieving in School Mathematics
Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology (starting 2013), Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8449-130X
2013 (English)In: Proceedings of the EightŠ Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education / [ed] Behiye Ubuz, Çiğdem Haser, Maria Alessandra Mariotti, Ankara, Turkey, 2013, p. 1264-1265Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Teacher observation has shown that some pupils achieve very high on the Kangaroo Competition test (KC) but very low on the Swedish National test in Mathematics (SNM). This study will investigate the number of pupils who have high achievement scores on the KC (top 10%) but low achievement scores on the SNM (bottom 50%). Individual results on the SNM given in grade 6 (age 12) will be compared to results on the KC given in grade 7; concerning approximately 700 individuals. Results will give an example of the quantity of mathematically able pupils who underachieve in School Mathematics in Sweden. Data interpretation will connect this study to international research concerning mathematical abilities and mathematical achievement among mathematically able pupils.

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Ankara, Turkey, 2013. p. 1264-1265
Keyword [en]
Mathematics, giftedness, underachieving
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Mathematics Didactics
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Mathematics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-42555ISBN: 978-975-429-315-9 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-42555DiVA: diva2:930916
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CERME 8
Available from: 2016-05-25 Created: 2016-05-25 Last updated: 2016-05-26Bibliographically approved

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