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Math suks: why and how

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((Education)(Thesis)) M.Sc.
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Author: Liu, Minnie
“Math suks” is a commonly used phrase in mathematics class. It is a way for students to express their negative experiences and relationships with mathematics. This study focuses on essentials of mathematics 11 students and examines what they mean by “math suks” and the situations that lead to “math suks”. Charmaz’s constructivist design to grounded theory is used to create students’ mathematics stories. These stories, and the themes that emerged from them, are then analyzed. The analysis shows that there is no single cause to students’ negative relationships with mathematics and every student is affected by a different set of themes.
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Thesis advisor: Liljedahl, Peter
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