id: 06103030
dt: a
an: 2012f.00199
au: Grevholm, Barbro
ti: Norwegian upper secondary school students’ views of mathematics and
images of mathematicians.
so: Kislenko, Kirsti (ed.), Current state of research on mathematical beliefs
XVI. Proceedings of the MAVI-16 (MAthematical VIews) conference, June
26‒29, 2010, Tallinn, Estonia. Tallinn: Tallinn University, Institute
of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (ISBN 978-9949-463-79-4/pbk).
120-136 (2011).
py: 2011
pu: Tallinn: Tallinn University, Institute of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
la: EN
cc: C24
ut: views of mathematics; images of mathematicians
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ab: Summary: Norwegian upper secondary pupils’ views of mathematics and drawn
images of mathematicians are explored in this paper. Earlier research
on the image of mathematics is used as a theoretical foundation for the
analysis of pupils’ answers. The view of mathematics is mostly linked
to numbers and calculations although there are more sophisticated
views. The images of mathematicians show an old, lonely man, often a
bit strange-looking and rather passive. It seems as if such a
profession cannot be attractive for young students.
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