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  • Albina Brunosson

    Student thesis: Professional degree, Advanced level

    Abstract

    The aim of this study has been to investigate students’ understanding of fractions when they occur in the practical subject home economics. In order to investigate this, the learning study method was used. Learning study can be understood as a method to gain deeper understanding of what is learnt by students during a lesson to increase learning outcome.

    The variation theory framework has been utilized to analyze the results of this study. The object of learning was chosen to be addition of fractions bigger than one half when they appear in home economics. The results indicate that in order for the learners to experience the object of learning it requires that they discern some critical aspects; to distinguish between quarters and four parts, the relationship between the part and the whole in fractions, varied presentations of the same fraction along with an understanding of the meaning of the concept to double.

     

    Moreover the students have carried out a math test which tested the students’ theoretical understanding of fractions to see whether they can transfer the knowledge from one learning context to another. The result evinces that most of the learners show a good understanding of fractions in a theoretical context as well as a practical. The learning study has increased the students learning according to the object of learning

    Date of Award2011-Feb-07
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorGöran Brante (Supervisor), Hanna Sepp (Supervisor) & Stefan Andersson (Examiner)

    University credits

    • 30 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Other Mathematics (10199)
    • Pedagogy (50301)
    • Food Science (40103)
    • Social Sciences (5)

    Keywords

    • home economics
    • fractions
    • variation theory
    • phenomenography
    • learning study
    • transfer

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