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Title: | Mathematical Reasoning - In physics and real-life context |

Authors: | Johansson, Helena |

E-mail: | m_helena.johansson@swipnet.se |

Issue Date: | 5-May-2015 |

University: | Göteborgs universitet. Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten |

Institution: | Department of Mathematical Sciences ; Institutionen för matematiska vetenskaper |

Parts of work: | I. Johansson, H. (2015a). Mathematical Reasoning Requirements in Swedish National Physics Tests. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education. Online first. VIEW ARTICLE II. Johansson, H. (2015b). Relation between Mathematical Reasoning Ability and National Formal Demands in Physics Courses. Accepted to be published in Mathematics Education: Climbing Mountains, Building Bridges: Proceedings of the 39th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Hobart, Australia: PME. III. Johansson, H. (2015c). Dependence between Creative and Non-Creative Mathematical Reasoning in National Physics Tests. (To be submitted) IV. Johansson, H. (2015d). Figurative Context and Mathematical Reasoning Requirements – Influences on Students’ Success on tasks in National Mathematics Tests. (To be submitted) |

Date of Defence: | 2015-06-04 |

Disputation: | Torsdagen den 4 juni 2015, kl. 13.15, sal Pascal, Matematiska Vetenskaper, Hörsalsvägen 1. |

Degree: | Doctor of Philosophy |

Publication type: | Doctoral thesis |

Keywords: | Creative mathematical reasoning Descriptive statistics Differential item functioning Figurative context Imitative reasoning Mathematical Reasoning Requirements Mathematics tasks National tests Physics tasks Real-life context T-test Upper secondary school |

Abstract: | This thesis is a compilation of four papers in which mathematical reasoning is examined in various contexts, in which mathematics is an integral part. It is known from previous studies that a focus on rote learning and procedural mathematical reasoning hamper students’ learning of mathematics. The aims of this thesis are to explore how mathematical reasoning affects upper secondary students’ possibilities to master the physics curricula, and how real-life contexts in mathematics affect students’... more |

ISBN: | 978-91-628-9431-3 978-91-628-9432-0 |

URI: | http://hdl.handle.net/2077/38715 |

Appears in Collections: | Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet Doctoral Theses / Doktorsavhandlingar Institutionen för matematiska vetenskaper |