Why do some primary teacher trainees hate maths? A case study

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Carroll, Jeanne (1994) Why do some primary teacher trainees hate maths? A case study. In: Challenges in mathematics education : constraints on construction : proceedings of the seventeenth Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia held at Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia, 5-8 July 1994. Bell, Garry, Wright, B, Leeson, N and Geake, J, eds. Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Lismore, New South Wales, pp. 137-144.


Student teachers' negative attitudes towards mathematics and the inadequacy of their mathematical backgrounds have been a concern of mathematics educators for many years. In an attempt to understand the interaction of cognitive and affective factors in mathematics learning, this paper presents a case study of one preservice early childhood/​primary teacher education student's experiences of learning mathematics. The study identifies issues which are of concern to teachers and teacher educators.

Item type Book Section
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/24314
Official URL http://www.merga.net.au/documents/RP_Carroll_1994....
ISBN 1875855041
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Historical > FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Education
Keywords teachers' attitudes, performance, skills, tests, cognitive factors, affective factors, primary school teacher, professional development, numeracy, evaluation, MERGA 17
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