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Matematiksvårigheter
Karlstad University, Division for Educational Sciences.
2006 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of my study is to investigate teachers’ opinions about learning difficulties in mathematics.

I have read relevant literature on this subject. I have conducted interviews with seven class teachers, one special-needs teacher, a psychologist and one special-needs teachers who specifically worked with investigations concerning pupils with difficulties in mathematics.

The result of my study shows that learning difficulties in mathematics can/might be prevented if children in pre-school are introduced to mathematics as early as possible. This should be done in a delightful way in their daily activities and while there are playing. I didn’t find any complete method to help children with mathematics difficulties in compulsory school. But a good teaching method is to vary the teaching, strengthen pupil’s self-confidence and “talk mathematics”. It is important to make mathematics more understandable.

One of my conclusions is that there is a lack of research about learning difficulties in mathematics. Another conclusion from the literature is that it is hard to distinguish between different kinds of difficulties in mathematics.

Abstract [sv]

Syftet med min studie är att undersöka pedagogers syn på elevers matematiksvårigheter.

För att få svar på mina frågor har jag läst relevant litteratur i ämnet samt intervjuat sju lärare, en speciallärare samt utredningspersonal.

Resultatet av undersökningen visar att man redan i förskolan genom leken och i det vardagliga arbetet med barnen bör arbeta med matematik för att förebygga matematiksvårigheter. Jag fann ingen färdig metod att använda i grundskolan för att avhjälpa matematiksvårigheter. Det man kan göra är att variera undervisningen, stärka självförtroendet och samtala om matematik för att matematiken ska bli mer begriplig för elever med svårigheter.

En av mina slutsatser är att det saknas forskning om matematiksvårigheter. En annan slutsats är att det finns litteratur i ämnet men det är ändå svårt att skilja de olika matematiksvårigheterna åt.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. , p. 33
Keywords [en]
Learning difficulties in mathematics
Keywords [sv]
Matematiksvårigheter
National Category
Mathematics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-383OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-383DiVA, id: diva2:6035
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(English)
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fysik/kemi/matematik
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