Search for dissertations about: "difficulties in learning mathematics"

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  1. 1. 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

  2. 2. Syllogistic Analysis and Cunning of Reason in Mathematics Education

    Author : Yang Liu; Arne Engström; Jiansheng Bao; Karlstads universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; Mathematics education; mathematics teaching; syllogistic analysis; cunning of reason; change of perspective; didactic transposition; classroom instruction; textbook writing; Matematik; Mathematics;

    Abstract : This essay explores the issue of organizing mathematics education by means of syllogism. Two aspects turn out to be particularly significant. One is the syllogistic analysis while the other is the cunning of reason. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Potential and Challenges of the Use of Dynamic Software in Upper Secondary Mathematics : Students’ and Teachers’ Work with Integrals in GeoGebra Based Environments

    Author : Sanela Mehanovic; Per Jönsson; Morten Blomhøj; Per-Eskil Persson; Morten Misfeldt; Linköpings universitet; []

    Abstract : An introduction of computer software into mathematics classrooms makes the didactical situation more complex compared with previous learning environments (Blomhøj, 2005). A technological tool becoming a mathematic work tool in the hands of the students is a process that has turned up unexpectedly complex (Artigue, 2002). READ MORE

  4. 4. Inference in Temporal Graphical Models

    Author : Jonas Hallgren; Timo Koski; Dubhashi Devdatt; KTH; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Tillämpad matematik och beräkningsmatematik; Applied and Computational Mathematics;

    Abstract : This thesis develops mathematical tools used to model and forecast different economic phenomena. The primary starting point is the temporal graphical model. Four main topics, all with applications in finance, are studied. READ MORE

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

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

    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