id: 06571689
dt: j
an: 2016c.00130
au: Sánchez Aguilar, Mario; Rosas, Alejandro; Molina Zavaleta, Juan Gabriel;
Romo-Vázquez, Avenilde
ti: Exploring high-achieving students’ images of mathematicians.
so: Int. J. Sci. Math. Educ. 14, No. 3, 527-548 (2016).
py: 2016
pu: Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
la: EN
cc: C24 C64 C44
ut: draw-a-scientist test; high-achieving students; Mexican mathematics
students; students’ images of mathematicians; social representations
ci:
li: doi:10.1007/s10763-014-9586-1
ab: Summary: The aim of this study is to describe the images that a group of
high-achieving Mexican students hold of mathematicians. For this
investigation, we used a research method based on the Draw-A-Scientist
Test (DAST) with a sample of 63 Mexican high school students. The group
of students’ pictorial and written descriptions of mathematicians
assisted us in characterising their predominant image of a
mathematician. The image that emerged was that of a male person dressed
in a casual or formal fashion, with a formal hairstyle and, in some
cases, wearing glasses. Furthermore, he is a happy, intelligent person,
who enjoys his work and is passionate about mathematics. We discuss
some implications of the results and suggest future work.
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