id: 06389207
dt: j
an: 2015a.00270
au: Martinez-Sierra, Gustavo
ti: Good mathematics teaching from Mexican high school studentsâ€™ perspective.
so: Int. J. Sci. Math. Educ. 12, No. 6, 1547-1573 (2014).
py: 2014
pu: Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht
la: EN
cc: C74 D44 D34 C64
ut: good mathematics class; good mathematics teacher; good mathematics
teaching; high school students; social representations
ci:
li: doi:10.1007/s10763-013-9480-2
ab: Summary: This paper reports a qualitative research that identifies the
characteristics of good mathematics teaching from the perspective of
Mexican high school students. For this purpose, the social
representations of a good mathematics teacher and a good mathematics
class were identified in a group of 67 students. In order to obtain
information, a questionnaire was applied with open questions and focus
groups with three or four students were organized. The answers to the
questionnaire were analyzed by locating categories that consolidate a
specific social representation. The information collected in the focus
groups contributed to shedding light on the meaning of the words,
phrases, and notions of common-sense knowledge used by the students.
The students consider a good teacher to be someone with knowledge and
who knows how to transmit the knowledge; someone who provides a
step-by-step explanation and does not leave doubts in the minds of the
students; someone who is patient/comprehensive and someone who does not
make classes tedious/boring; someone who teaches in a simple and fun
way, and arouses interest in students. In a good mathematics class, you
are not bored, you learn; there are good, varied explanations and lots
of exercises and students participations.
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