The student's perspective on school mathematics - a case study

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List of Authors: Ann-Sofi Röj-Lindberg, Kirsti Hemmi
Editors: Uffe Thomas Jankvist, Marja van den Heuvel-Panhuizen, Michiel Veldhuis
Place: Utrecht
Publication year: 2019
Book title: Proceedings of the Eleventh Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education
Start page: 1962
End page: 1969
ISBN: 978-90-73346-75-8


This paper is based on a long-term case study
focusing on students’ experiences of reform mathematics classrooms in Finland.
More specifically, the focus of the paper is on emerging school mathematical
actions and activities experienced by three committed and engaged students. The
students expressed their experiences in interviews during and ten years after
lower secondary school. The paper attends to the question why taking part in
its practices makes some students learn to like and others to dislike school
mathematics, despite high attainment concerning reform-related objectives on
achievement and responsibility. The study shows the importance of classrooms
where all students belong to communities where the mathematical knowledge is

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