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Mathematics teachers' conceptions of the classroom environment
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Mathematics Education.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0768-7143
2017 (English)In: Teaching and learning in maths classrooms: Emerging themes in affect-related research: Teaher's beliefs, students engagement and social interaction / [ed] C. Andrà & D. Brunetto, 2017, p. 141-151Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This study explores mathematics teachers’ conceptions of how the physical environment in classrooms affects their students’ chances for learning. Semistructured interviews were performed with a few Swedish teachers with experience from tackling different physical settings when teaching mathematics. When analysing the interview transcripts preliminary findings are that: teachers appreciate flexibility and control over the physical settings in the classroom; inadequate acoustics are extra problematic in mathematical activities involving verbal interactions between students in small groups; mathematics task solving in peace and quiet is a common part of mathematics lessons and it easily gets disturbed by external noise.

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2017. p. 141-151
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Research in Mathematics Education
Keywords [en]
Mathematics, Teachers, Classroom, Environment
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Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis, General Microdata Analysis - others
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-20635DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-49232-2_14ISI: 000434860200014ISBN: 978-3-319-49232-2 (print)ISBN: 978-3-319-49231-5 OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-20635DiVA, id: diva2:891940
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21st International Conference on Mathematical Views Dipartimento di Matematica, Politecnico di Milano, November 17-19, 2015
Available from: 2016-01-08 Created: 2016-01-08 Last updated: 2018-06-28Bibliographically approved

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