Search for dissertations about: "Mathematical Education"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 80 swedish dissertations containing the words Mathematical Education.

  1. 1. Exercising Mathematical Competence: Practising Representation Theory and Representing Mathematical Practice

    Author : Anna Ida Säfström; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2013]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Mathematical competence; exercising competencies; young children; whole number arithmetic; tertiary level; proving; highest weight representation; tensor product decomposition; skew-symmetric matrix; moment map; infinite dimensional unitary representation;

    Abstract : This thesis assembles two papers in mathematics and two papers in mathematics education. In the mathematics part, representation theory is practised. Two Clebsch-Gordan type problems are addressed. READ MORE

  2. 2. Assessing mathematical creativity comparing national and teacher-made tests, explaining differences and examining impact

    University dissertation from Umeå : Matematik och matematisk statistik, Umeå universitet

    Author : Jesper Boesen; Umeå universitet.; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2006]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; MATHEMATICS; MATEMATIK; Mathematical reasoning; creative reasoning; moderate high stake; teacher made tests; imitative reasoning; assessment; impact; influence; effect; mathematical competence; national tests;

    Abstract : Students’ use of superficial reasoning seems to be a main reason for learning difficulties in mathematics. It is therefore important to investigate the reasons for this use and the components that may affect students’ mathematical reasoning development. READ MORE

  3. 3. Approaching Mathematical Discourse Two analytical frameworks and their relation to problem solving interactions

    University dissertation from Västerås : Mälardalens högskola

    Author : Andreas Ryve; Mälardalens högskola.; [2006]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Didactics of Mathematics; Mathematics Education; Analytical approaches; Communication; Concept maps; Contextualization; Discourse; Engineering students; Higher Education; Intentional analysis; Methodological framworks; Problem solving; Prospective teachers; Student teachers; Teacher education; Theoretical frameworks; MATHEMATICS; MATEMATIK; Matematik tillämpad matematik;

    Abstract : The driving force of conducting the two studies presented in this thesis is to examine ways that conceptual understanding and problem solving could be part of mathematics teaching, and through that, part of students' mathematical knowledge. The specific aims of the thesis are: 1) to characterize the classroom discourse of two, apparently similar, problem solving courses in teacher education and 2) to discuss the possibilities of developing two analytical approaches - the communicational approach to cognition and the dialogical approach - used for studying mathematical discourse. READ MORE

  4. 4. Mathematical abilities and mathematical memory during problem solving and some aspects of mathematics education for gifted pupils

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Mathematics and Science Education, Stockholm University

    Author : Attila Szabo; Stockholms universitet.; [2017]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; mathematical abilities; mathematical memory; high-achieving students; problem solving; mathematics education for gifted pupils; Mathematics Education; matematikämnets didaktik;

    Abstract : This thesis reports on two different investigations.The first is a systematic review of pedagogical and organizational practices associated with gifted pupils’ education in mathematics, and on the empirical basis for those practices. READ MORE

  5. 5. Flexibility in knowing school mathematics in the contexts of a Swedish and an Indian school class

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Mathematics and Science Education, Stockholm University

    Author : Ingrid Dash; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2009]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Mathematics education; compulsory school; Sweden; Orissa; India; flexibility in knowing; modes of knowing; authorship; agency; phenomenography; contextual analysis; intercultural perspective;

    Abstract : A central question in mathematics education research concerns understanding. The main objective of the present thesis has been to obtain insights into flexible modes of knowing in school mathematics in two school class contexts, and how these relate to modes of being a learner in these contexts, with specific focus on learners’ flexible ways of discerning parts and delimiting wholes, and how they understand part- and whole-relationships while doing mathematics. READ MORE