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Umeå Mathematics Education Research Centre (UMERC)

UMERC is an interdisciplinary network of researchers, research students and teachers from school and university, who are engaged in research and research education in connection to the UMERC research themes.

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Lappar och problemställning

2016-01-14

I denna artikel beskrivs problemställning i klassrummet, ett utvecklingsarbete som växt fram i årskurs 4 och 5. Två forskningsperspektiv anknyter till detta utvecklingsarbete: problemformulering inom matematikundervisning samt kulturhistorisk aktivitetsteori (CHAT). Med utgångspunkt i elevers användning av ord och tal utdelade på lappar utvecklades en klassrumspraktik som tog avstamp i problem som elever formulerat själva.

Kognitiva implikationer för matematiklärande hos yngre elever

2015-12-18

Vårt projekt visar att kognition och emotion har stor betydelse for åk 3 elevers matematikprestation. Det var 13 gånger högre risk att prestera lågt i matematik för elever identifierade med en risk-kognitiv profil. Det fanns inget samband mellan kronologisk ålder och matematikprestation. Låg arbetsminneskapacitet i samverkan med hög provångest bidrog negativt till matematikprestation. Skolklass bidrog till skillnader i elevers rapporterade provångest.

Q1) Provångest och arbetsminne predicerade enskilt elevs matematikprestation; hög provångest respektive låg arbetsminneskapacitet bi...

Students' reasoning in mathematics textbook task-solving

2015-12-15

This study reports on an analysis of students' textbook task-solving in Swedish upper secondary school. The relation between types of mathematical reasoning required, used, and the rate of correct task solutions were studied. Rote learning and superficial reasoning were common, and 80% of all attempted tasks were correctly solved using such imitative strategies. In the few cases where mathematically founded reasoning was used, all tasks were correctly solved. The study suggests that student collaboration and dialogue does not automatically lead to mathematically founded reasoning and dee...

Dimensionality of stress experiences : Factorial structure of the Perceived Stress Questionnaire (PSQ) in a population-based Swedish sample

2015-12-07

We investigated the factorial structure of the Perceived Stress Questionnaire (PSQ-recent; Levenstein, Prantera, Varvo et al., 1993) in a large (N = 1516; 35-95 years) population-based Swedish sample (Nilsson, Adolfsson, Backman et al., 2004; Nilsson, Backman, Erngrund et al., 1997). Exploratory principal components analysis (PCA) was conducted on a first, randomly drawn subsample (n = 506). Next, the model based on the PCA was tested in a second sample (n = 505). Finally, a third sample (n = 505) was used to cross-validate the model. Five components were extracted in the PCA (eigenvalue...

School change and educational reform: How activity theory could respond to Sarason's insights

2015-12-04

Three perspectives are brought together in this paper, towards recognising the centrality of participant agency in school change and educational reform. First, observations made by Sarason in relation to school change and educational reform. Second, Engeström's activity theory based interventionist methodology, which seeks recognition of agency in the conduct of local interventions. Finally an empirical case of teacher-researcher collaboration and project based intervention at a Grade four mathematics classroom in Sweden. Herein lies the possibility of viewing school change and education...

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