id: 06239240
dt: j
an: 2014a.00157
au: Francisco, John M.
ti: The mathematical beliefs and behavior of high school students: insights
from a longitudinal study.
so: J. Math. Behav. 32, No. 3, 481-493 (2013).
py: 2013
pu: Elsevier, New York, NY
la: EN
cc: C24 D54
ut: mathematical beliefs; epistemological beliefs; problem-solving behavior;
high school students; longitudinal study
ci:
li: doi:10.1016/j.jmathb.2013.02.012
ab: Summary: There is a documented need for more research on the mathematical
beliefs of students below college. In particular, there is a need for
more studies on how the mathematical beliefs of these students impact
their mathematical behavior in challenging mathematical tasks. This
study examines the beliefs on mathematical learning of five high school
students and the studentsâ€™ mathematical behavior in a challenging
probability task. The students were participants in an after-school,
classroom-based, longitudinal study on studentsâ€™ development of
mathematical ideas. The results show that particular educational
experiences can alter results from previous studies on the mathematical
beliefs and behavior of students below college, some of which have been
used to justify non-reform pedagogical approaches in mathematics
classrooms. Implications for classroom practice and ideas for future
research are discussed.
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