Search for dissertations about: "mathematics education"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 143 swedish dissertations containing the words mathematics education.

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

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå universitet

    Author : Anneli Dyrvold; Umeå universitet.; Umeå universitet.; [2016]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; didactics of mathematics; matematikdidaktik; mathematics education; multisemiotics; task text; difficulty; mathematical reading ability; Mathematics; Matematik; Pedagogik; Education; Linguistics; Lingvistik; word; image; symbol; mathematical notation; cohesion;

    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. Syllogistic Analysis and Cunning of Reason in Mathematics Education

    University dissertation from Karlstad : Karlstads universitet

    Author : Yang Liu; Karlstads universitet.; [2013]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; 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. Speaking of Geometry A study of geometry textbooks and literature on geometry instruction for elementary and lower secondary levels in Sweden, 1905-1962, with a special focus on professional debates

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Matematiska institutionen

    Author : Johan Prytz; Uppsala universitet.; [2007]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Mathematics; geometry instruction; mathematics education; Sweden; textbook; curriculum; professional; elementary school; secondary school; history of mathematics education; history of mathematics; history of education; MATEMATIK;

    Abstract : This dissertation deals with geometry instruction in Sweden in the period 1905-1962. The purpose is to investigate textbooks and other literature used by teachers in elementary schools (ES) and lower secondary schools (LSS) – Folkskolan and Realskolan – connection to geometry instruction. READ MORE

  4. 4. The function concept and university mathematics teaching

    University dissertation from Karlstad : Karlstads universitet

    Author : Olov Viirman; Karlstads universitet.; Högskolan i Gävle.; [2014]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Matematik; Mathematics; mathematics; university education; commognitive framework; function concept; discourse; teaching;

    Abstract : This thesis concerns the teaching of mathematics at university level, with a particular focus on the teaching of the function concept. The main aim of the thesis is describing and analysing the teaching practices of university mathematics teachers regarding the function concept, and how this concept is constituted through these practices. READ MORE

  5. 5. 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