Finnish elementary teachers’ espoused beliefs on mathematical problem solving

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Näveri , L , Pehkonen , E , Ahtee , M , Hannula , M S , Laine , A & Heinilä , L 2011 , Finnish elementary teachers’ espoused beliefs on mathematical problem solving . in B Roesken & M Casper (eds) , Current State of Research on Mathematical Beliefs XVII: Proceedings of the MAVI-17 Conference September 17-20, 2011, Bochum, Germany . Ruhr-Universität Bochum , Bochum , pp. 161-171 , MAVI-17 Conference , Bochum , Germany , 17/09/2011 .

Title: Finnish elementary teachers’ espoused beliefs on mathematical problem solving
Author: Näveri, Liisa; Pehkonen, Erkki; Ahtee, Maija; Hannula, Markku S.; Laine, Anu; Heinilä, Leena
Editor: Roesken, Bettina; Casper, Michael
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Teacher Education
University of Helsinki, Department of Teacher Education
University of Helsinki, Department of Applied Sciences of Education (-2009)
University of Helsinki, Department of Teacher Education
University of Helsinki, Department of Teacher Education
University of Helsinki, Department of Teacher Education
Belongs to series: Current State of Research on Mathematical Beliefs XVII: Proceedings of the MAVI-17 Conference September 17-20, 2011, Bochum, Germany
ISBN: 978-3-00-036820-2
Abstract: According to the Finnish curriculum (NBE 2004), improving pupils’ problem solving skills is an important objective in teaching mathematics. Teachers’ role is crucial in carrying out the objectives of the curriculum. Especially their conceptions influence decisions they make when teaching mathematics. The purpose of this paper is to find out what kind of conceptions elementary teachers (teachers for grade 3) have concerning problem solving and its teaching in mathematics, as well as what is their understanding about problem solving and how they implement it. The data was gathered with a questionnaire consisting of open questions during November 2010. The questionnaire was sent to a random sample (N = 100) of all Finnish grade 3 teachers. Two rounds of posting produced 63 answers. According to teachers´ responses, problem solving in mathematics means in the first place word problems, and problem solving is mainly done collaboratively.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/230179
Date: 2011
Subject: 111 Mathematics
516 Educational sciences
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