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Using drawings to investigate the image of mathematics


Hatisaru, V, Using drawings to investigate the image of mathematics, British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics Autumn Conference 2020 Abstracts, 14 November 2020, Virtual Conference, Online (2020) [Conference Extract]

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The use of drawings in education as a measure of students' perceptions of teaching and learning mathematics has been found to be valid, reliable, and useful (e.g. Laine, Ahtee, & Naveri, 2020). Throughout the years, drawings have been widely used to elicit data from students relating to their views about mathematics (Rock & Show, 2000), mathematicians (Hatisaru, in press; Picker & Berry, 2001), mathematics teaching (Hatisaru, under review), perceptions of assessment practices in mathematics classrooms (Remesal, 2009), and the types of work experienced in mathematics lessons (Pehkonen, Ahtee, & Laine, 2016).

The focus of the workshop is the elaboration of the drawing method. In the workshop, I present the Draw a Mathematics Classroom instrument and its associated rubrics and outline the key elements (e.g. content analysis in an inductive or deductive approach, reliability checks), strength s, and limitations of using drawing instruments to explicate individuals' thinking and perceptions. I share data analysis processes and present data from Turkish lower secondary students' (aged 12 to 15 years old) depictions of a mathematics classroom (Hatisaru, 2020). Finally, workshop participants reflect upon ways in which using the drawing approach may be useful in their own research.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:classroom experiences, drawings, mathematical tasks, mathematical representations
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Secondary education
UTAS Author:Hatisaru, V (Dr Vesife Hatisaru)
ID Code:141740
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2020-11-15
Last Modified:2020-11-30

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