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För gammal för att leka affär?: Laborativ matematikundervisning i mellanstadiet.
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Science and Mathematics Education.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to examine the use of manipulative materials in mathematics education with the main focus on grades 4 to 6. With the use of a phenomenological approach all the aspects of this phenomenon was examined. Qualitative interviews, participant observations and comparative content analysis of textbooks has been conducted to investigate the use of manipulative materials in mathematics education. The results indicates that the teachers that were interviewed possesses good knowledge of this teaching method. However these teachers struggled to find time to put this method into practice and there was not enough teachers to attend these classes. Because of this these teachers often let the subjects textbook determine how the planning of the lesson will turn out. These aspects are discussed as the cause of the reduced use of manipulative material in mathematics education in these grades.

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Keyword [en]
Manipulative materials
Keyword [sv]
Matematikundervisning, laborativt arbetsätt
National Category
Pedagogical Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-103597OAI: diva2:813444
Educational program
Grundlärarprogrammet - grundskolans åk 4-6
Available from: 2015-06-01 Created: 2015-05-22 Last updated: 2015-06-01Bibliographically approved

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