En undersökning om problemlösning och elevers uppfattningar om problemlösning

  • Marcus Fridström
  • Markus Ander

    Student thesis: Professional degree, Basic level

    Abstract

    The purpose of the essay was to study students´ approaches to mathematics and the ways they go about when they solve mathematical problems of shifting difficulty. Our research consists of two parts; one part enquiries in the form of a mathematics test, and also semi structured interviews. The results led us to the following conclusions: motivation is central to students´ accomplishments in mathematics, and problem solving oriented mathematics education ought to be the key content of mathematics since it provides the opportunity to obtain a deeper and more thorough understanding of mathematics in general. This problem solving process should be without specific frames and methods in order to create a free and creative problem solver.

    Date of Award2012-Dec-06
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorÖrjan Hansson (Supervisor) & Ingemar Holgersson (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Teacher Education

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Educational Sciences (503)

    Keywords

    • attitudes
    • metacognition
    • motivation
    • problem solving
    • solo-taxonomy

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