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Putting the spotlight on mathematics classrooms


Hatisaru, V, Putting the spotlight on mathematics classrooms, International Symposium Elementary Mathematics Teaching: Opportunities in Learning and Teaching Elementary Mathematics, 18-22 August, Prague, pp. 182-192. ISBN 9788076030695 (2019) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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This study explores Turkish Grade 6 studentsí image of mathematicians and their work, stated attitudes to mathematics, and perceived needs for mathematics. Data was collected using the Draw a Mathematician Test (DAMT). This article is based on the drawings where students depicted a mathematics teacher in the classroom that also presented the mode of instruction being used, through studentsí eyes. Trends that emerged for this sample included, in the drawings, (a) the most common mode of instruction was Highly teacher-directed, (b) no evidence of group work or Highly student-centred mode of instruction existed, and (c) a whiteboard and/or books were the most remarkable teaching resources in classroom portrayals.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:drawings, images, mathematics classrooms, teaching practices
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teaching and curriculum not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Hatisaru, V (Dr Vesife Hatisaru)
ID Code:134573
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2019-08-20
Last Modified:2020-09-11
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