An investigation of the effect that Realistic Mathematics Education (RME) has on pupils' enjoyment of mathematics.

Student, A. (2018) An investigation of the effect that Realistic Mathematics Education (RME) has on pupils' enjoyment of mathematics. Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

This study was undertaken to investigate the effect that Realistic Mathematics Education (RME) has on pupils’ enjoyment of mathematics. The research took place in a year seven, set four mathematics class within a secondary academy in Hampshire. The sample consisted of 15 pupils. The levels of enjoyment of these participants were established through questionnaires prior and post-implementation of RME over a 10 week period. Furthermore, pupil diaries were also used subsequent to the introduction of RME to gain further information regarding pupils’ enjoyment. Through analysis of the obtained data, with specific regards to characteristics of RME, there were mixed views regarding pupils discussing their work with peers. On the other hand, the majority of participants enjoyed learning though visual representations, with many stating that it helps them to understand the question. Overall, the research exposed that generally, the implementation of RME did not cause a significant increase or decrease in pupils’ enjoyment of mathematics. However, when examining further, significant increases and decreases of enjoyment were apparent in individual pupils.

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 > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions: Departments > Education
Undergraduate Dissertations
Depositing User: Ruth Clark
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2021 09:30
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2021 09:30
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/5988

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