Metaphors used by Year 5 and 6 children to depict their beliefs about maths Paper presented at the Mathematics: Traditions and [new] practices (2011)
Type of ContentConference Contributions - Published
PublisherUniversity of Canterbury. School of Educational Studies and Human Development
Student beliefs about mathematics are difficult to access and categorize. This paper discusses one method used in an attempt to mitigate this issue. As part of a larger study into Year 5 and Year 6 students’ beliefs about the nature of mathematics as well as their selfbeliefs about the domain, a subgroup of 185 students completed a drawing task. The metaphors used in these drawings are explored as a way of accessing, grouping, and understanding the range of beliefs held by these students.
CitationSolomon, C., Grimley, M. (2011) Metaphors used by Year 5 and 6 children to depict their beliefs about maths Paper presented at the Mathematics: Traditions and [new] practices. Alice Springs, Australia: AAMT–MERGA conference 2011, 3-7 Jul 2011.
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ANZSRC Fields of Research39 - Education::3901 - Curriculum and pedagogy::390109 - Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
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