id: 06452011
dt: a
an: 2015d.00098
au: Sánchez Aguilar, Mario; Romo Vázquez, Avenilde; Rosas Mendoza, Alejandro;
Molina Zavaleta, Juan Gabriel; Castañeda Alonso, Apolo
ti: Factors motivating the choice of mathematics as a career among Mexican
female students.
so: Ubuz, Behiye (ed.) et al., CERME 8. Proceedings of the eigth congress of
the European Society of Research in Mathematics Education, Antalya,
Turkey, February 6‒10, 2013. Ankara: Middle East Technical University
(ISBN 978-975-429-315-9). 1409-1418 (2013).
py: 2013
pu: Ankara: Middle East Technical University
la: EN
cc: C20 C60
ut: career choice; female mathematics students; Mexican students; mathematical
identity
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li:
ab: Summary: We present a report of an ongoing research focused on identifying
the factors that motivated Mexican female students to choose
mathematics as a career. The main body of data for the research was
generated through semi-structured interviews. The preliminary results
show that three are the main factors that motivated women in the sample
to choose mathematics as a career: (1) to be aware of the fact that
they are good at mathematics, (2) the influence of their mathematics
teachers, and (3) the influence of their relatives. We suggest that
these three factors promote the constitution of a mathematical
identity, which in turn favors the choice of mathematics as a career.
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