Lusten till matematik och vägen dit: En studie om hur lärare arbetar med matematik och motivation på lågstadiet
Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Motivation promotes learning and a lack of motivation is a problem in school. According to research, students easily distance themselves to mathematics if teaching is monotone. Research also shows that teachers possess a great potential to influence the motivation of their pupils. The first aim of my study is to investigate teachers’ opinions about motivation in mathematics and how they plan and implement these thoughts in the classroom. Another is to find out what the teachers think about the physical classroom environment and its design when learning mathematics. To get an as expanded knowledge as possible, I have used interviews, observations and pupil questionnaires. The result of my study showed that the three teachers all used the pupils’ workbooks as a framework when planning, but they used it in various extents in their teaching. Attitudes among the pupils to their mathematic lessons and to the subject differed, but one class was much more positive then the others - this study shows some of the contributing factors regarding to that fact.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 50 p.
motivation, lust att lära, matematikundervisning, undervisningsmetoder
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-121870OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-121870DiVA: diva2:934922
Grundlärarprogrammet - förskoleklass och åk 1-3
Kling Sackerud, Lili-Ann, Universitetslektor
Näs, Helena, Universitetslektor