A small scale study on the engagement and enjoyment of students when teaching mathematics in a context

Student, A. (2018) A small scale study on the engagement and enjoyment of students when teaching mathematics in a context. Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

This research looked at whether teaching mathematics in a context effects student enjoyment. The research was conducted in a small secondary school based in Sussex. The data was collected from a year seven class of 32 pupils, by using questionnaires and observations. The findings show no significant difference of student enjoyment when taught in a contextual and non-contextual manner. However, the research found that students preferred a contextual style of question and commented that, teaching in a context aids their understanding of the concept being taught. This research concluded that, students enjoy lessons taught in a contextual manner because it helps with their understanding. It would be suggested to conduct further research by using a larger sample size. Additionally, the reliability could be improved by re-designing the questionnaire.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BA (Hons) Key Stage 2/3 Mathematics
Uncontrolled Keywords: maths, mathematics, secondary
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions: Departments > Education
Undergraduate Dissertations
Depositing User: Ruth Clark
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2021 09:28
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2021 09:28
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/5987

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