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”Ibland rolig & Ibland tråkig”: En studie om elevers syn på matematikundervisning i grundskolans senare år
University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics.
University of Skövde, School of Humanities and Informatics.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
“Sometimes funny & sometimes boring” : A study about student´s view of mathematical education in the later years of nine-year compulsory school. (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose with this study is to gain understanding about student´s view of mathematical education, in the later years of nine-year compulsory school, and the motivation factors that can be identified when student´s gives opportunity to express their own thoughts due to the mathematical education.

 

From experiences we have gained during the practical part of our teachers education we got the impression that student´s think that the mathematical education is boring and uninteresting. Through qualitative methods such as survey and discussions in focus group we have analyzed student´s views of mathematical education and pointed out witch motivation factors that are expressed when student´s gives opportunity to influence over their own education.

 

The results are shown from the answers and comments that student´s gave, during the survey and focus group, and is divided into two main parts, both with focus on motivation “Mathematics and motivation” and “Student´s influence and motivation” and also a summery part “Motivated for mathematical education when the student is given influence over the education”. The study showed that student´s wants to have more difference in the work methods that are used in their mathematical education such as problem solving, games, more work in groups and pairs and more use of IT.

 

In conclusion the study also gives suggestions to other studies that can be made in the same genre as this study in the way that IT can be used in mathematical education and how student´s interest can be used in the education to gain more motivated student´s.

Abstract [en]

The purpose with this study is to gain understanding about student´s view of mathematical education, in the later years of nine-year compulsory school, and the motivation factors that can be identified when student´s gives opportunity to express their own thoughts due to the mathematical education.From experiences we have gained during the practical part of our teachers education we got the impression that student´s think that the mathematical education is boring and uninteresting. Through qualitative methods such as survey and discussions in focus group we have analyzed student´s views of mathematical education and pointed out witch motivation factors that are expressed when student´s gives opportunity to influence over their own education.The results are shown from the answers and comments that student´s gave, during the survey and focus group, and is divided into two main parts, both with focus on motivation “Mathematics and motivation” and “Student´s influence and motivation” and also a summery part “Motivated for mathematical education when the student is given influence over the education”. The study showed that student´s wants to have more difference in the work methods that are used in their mathematical education such as problem solving, games, more work in groups and pairs and more use of IT.In conclusion the study also gives suggestions to other studies that can be made in the same genre as this study in the way that IT can be used in mathematical education and how student´s interest can be used in the education to gain more motivated student´s.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 31 p.
Keyword [en]
Motivation, mathematics education
Keyword [sv]
Motivation, matematikundervisning
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Pedagogical Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-4786OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-4786DiVA: diva2:404918
Subject / course
Pedagogy
Educational program
Teacher Training Programme
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2011-06-27 Created: 2011-03-18 Last updated: 2011-06-27Bibliographically approved

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