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Men kära barn, jag har ju glömt bort alltihop: En fenomenografisk studie om hemmets möjligheter att stödja barnets utveckling i matematik i de yngre åldrarna
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Mathematics and Science Education.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Mathematics and Science Education.
2009 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
But dear child, I have forgotten everything (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this research is to examine how the homes of children, in cooperation with the schools, are offered opportunities to communicate and discuss mathematics together with the children in relevant situations. The overall intent of the study is manifest in scientific questions with focus on how parents view the subject and the opportunities to support their children with math homework as well as possibilities to actively support their child´s mathematics progress. The paper has a pfenomenographic approach, which means that it in a qualitative way describes similarities and differences in the ways the homes perceive this issue. The examination is implemented through a survey in which responds from 73 parents in four classes have been studied. Within this study six semi constructed interviews have been conducted. The result of the study indicates that parents are positive to math homework, but that their ability to guide and support the child's math studies are to some extent limited. There is a need for an increased collaboration between the school and the homes, for instance by instructing the parents on modern math methods.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 38 p.
Keyword [en]
Mathematics, Homework, Parental support, Communication, Possibilities, Participation
Keyword [sv]
Matematik, Läxor, Föräldrastöd, Kommunikation, Möjligheter, Delaktighet
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-28473OAI: diva2:224675
Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
Available from: 2010-01-13 Created: 2009-06-18 Last updated: 2010-01-13Bibliographically approved

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