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Jäder, Jonas; Sidenvall, Johan; Sumpter, Lovisa – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
Beliefs and problem solving are connected and have been studied in different contexts. One of the common results of previous research is that students tend to prefer algorithmic approaches to mathematical tasks. This study explores Swedish upper secondary school students' beliefs and reasoning when solving non-routine tasks. The results regarding…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Logical Thinking, Beliefs, Secondary School Students
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Sumpter, Lovisa – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
This study examines Swedish upper secondary school teachers' gendered conceptions about students' mathematical reasoning: whether reasoning was considered gendered and, if so, which type of reasoning was attributed to girls and boys. The sample consisted of 62 teachers from six different schools from four different locations in Sweden. The results…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Mathematical Logic
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Sumpter, Lovisa – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
Previous results show that Swedish upper secondary school teachers attribute gender to cases describing different types of mathematical reasoning. The purpose of this study was to investigate how these teachers gender stereotype aspects of students' mathematical reasoning by studying the symbols that were attributed to boys and girls,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Gender Differences, Mathematical Logic