
02327387
a
1999c.01387
Roberts, Carolyn
Cretchley, Patricia
Harman, Chris
Measuring attitudes towards mathematics in early childhood and primary teacher education.
Kanes, Clive et al., Teaching mathematics in new times. Proceedings. Vol. 2. , (ISBN 0959684476). 476483 (1998).
1998
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EN
C25
Changes in attitude have been measured over a semester of mathematics in the first year of Early Childhood and Primary teacher training. The unit of study is not a curriculum unit, is taught by mathematicians and explores mathematical ideas and experiences. The FennemaShearman Attitudes Scale was used to measure changes in confidence, effectance motivation, and usefulness. Analysis of the results indicates a challenging outcome  the only significant change was a drop in their perception of the usefulness of mathematics.