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Investigating feelings towards mathematics among Chinese kindergarten children

Sun, Huayu Vicky (2009) Investigating feelings towards mathematics among Chinese kindergarten children. In Hunter, Roberta, Bicknell, Brenda, & Burgess, Tim (Eds.) Proceedings of 32nd Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Wellington, NZ.

Abstract

Prior to entering schooling settings, many children exhibit intuitive knowledge of mathematics and many have mastered basic addition combinations. However, often as a result of formal instruction, some children begin to dislike or fear mathematics. In this study, children at a kindergarten in China took a smiley-face survey to determine how their feelings and beliefs about mathematics were affected throughout their kindergarten years.Results suggest that even children in this study have a better number sense and mathematics achievement, they appear to develop mathematics anxiety in Chinese cultural context.

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ID Code: 26654
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: feelings towards mathematics, mathematics anxiety, early childhood mathematics education, Chinese children
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education (130302)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy (130208)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori) (130102)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 please contact the author
Deposited On: 05 Aug 2009 11:58
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:58

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