Search for dissertations about: "didactics of mathematics"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 67 swedish dissertations containing the words didactics of mathematics.

  1. 1. Difficult to read or difficult to solve? : The role of natural language and other semiotic resources in mathematics tasks

    Author : Anneli Dyrvold; Magnus Österholm; Ewa Bergqvist; Johan Lithner; Candia Morgan; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; mathematics education; multisemiotics; task text; difficulty; mathematical reading ability; didactics of mathematics; matematikdidaktik; word; image; symbol; mathematical notation; cohesion; Mathematics; Matematik; Pedagogik; Education; Linguistics; Lingvistik;

    Abstract : When students solve mathematics tasks, the tasks are commonly given as written text, usually consisting of natural language, mathematical notation and different types of images. This is one reason why reading and interpreting such texts are important parts of being mathematically proficient, at least within the school context. READ MORE

  2. 2. To explore and verify in mathematics

    Author : Tomas Bergqvist; Hans Wallin; Johan Lithner; Morten Blomhøj; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Explorations; mathematical reasoning; empirical investigations; graphing calculators; conjectures.; Subject didactics; Ämnesdidaktik; MATHEMATICS; MATEMATIK; didactics of mathematics; matematikdidaktik;

    Abstract : This dissertation consists of four articles and a summary. The main focus of the studies is students' explorations in upper secondary school mathematics. In the first study the central research question was to find out if the students could learn something difficult by using the graphing calculator. READ MORE

  3. 3. Mathematics teachers' conceptions about equations

    Author : Iiris Attorps; Högskolan i Gävle; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; algebra; conception; equation; learning; mathematics teacher; Subject didactics; Ämnesdidaktik; MATHEMATICS; MATEMATIK;

    Abstract : The aim of this study is to describe and to clarify the mathematics teachers’ subject matter and pedagogical content conceptions about equations. As the basis of these conceptions, the teachers’ experiences of the concept learning of equations from their own school time are described. READ MORE

  4. 4. Becoming recognised as mathematically proficient : The role of a primary school teacher education programme

    Author : Andreas Ebbelind; Jeppe Skott; Gellert Uwe; Linnéuniversitetet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Mathematics education; teacher education; primary school; prospective teacher; identity development; Patterns of Participation; ethnography.; Mathematical Education; Matematikdidaktik;

    Abstract : This study focuses on upper primary prospective teachers in their first years of a teacher education programme in Sweden, in particular, a 20-week mathematics education course. It aims to contribute with insight into how, or even if, experience from a teacher education programme and other relevant past and present social practices and figured worlds plays a role in prospective generalist teachers’ imaginings of themselves as primary mathematics teachers-to-be and potentially shapes their identity. READ MORE

  5. 5. Does language matter? : sources of inequivalence and demand of reading ability of mathematics tasks in different languages

    Author : Frithjof Theens; Ewa Bergqvist; Magnus Österholm; Lotta Vingsle; Andreas Ryve; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; mathematics tasks; reading; equivalence; DIF; multilingual assessments; PISA; matematikdidaktik; didactics of mathematics; pedagogiskt arbete; educational work;

    Abstract : Practicing mathematics is not possible without the use of language. To communicate mathematical content, not only words in natural language are used but also non-verbal forms of communication such as mathematical symbols, graphs, and diagrams. All these forms of communication can be seen as part of the language used when doing mathematics. READ MORE