Project

Mathematics learning performance and mathematics learning difficulties in China

Duration
10 December 2007 → 09 December 2011
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Education curriculum
    • Education systems
    • General pedagogical and educational sciences
    • Specialist studies in education
    • Other pedagogical and educational sciences
Keywords
mathematics didactics didactics of mathematics education learning difficulties
 
Project description

This research focuses on the development of a mathematics performance test for Chinese Primary schools. A calibrated instrument will be developed. In relation to the testing information about pupil variables will be gathered (math anxiety, attitudes and motivation). These are considered as potential secondary causes for learning difficulties. At the instructional level information about teaching strategies and methods used is gathered. Teaching variables and student variables will be used to model mathematics performance in a regression model.