Storybooks in Mathematics: Can their use contribute to children’s enjoyment of the subject?

Student, A. (2015) Storybooks in Mathematics: Can their use contribute to children’s enjoyment of the subject? Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

This project explored whether incorporating storybooks in mathematics
teaching increases enjoyment of the subject, as there is a general lack of
enjoyment with mathematics learning in the UK which may be having a
negative impact on society. After an intervention with a class of Year Six
children incorporating stories into their mathematics learning, interviews with
groups of children and their class teacher suggested there are numerous
ways to increase the enjoyment with mathematics learning. These included:
using practical work; providing an appropriate level of challenge and support
through modelling; and giving children ownership of their learning.
Additionally, it was found that Upper Key Stage Two children generally find an
increase in enjoyment when storybooks are integrated into their mathematics
learning, due to a familiar context they create. The research concluded with
the importance of using a meaningful familiar context when teaching
mathematics, in order to maximise children’s enjoyment with the subject.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Divisions: Undergraduate Dissertations
Departments > Education
Depositing User: Gail Graffham
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2016 15:53
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2016 15:53
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/1754

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