ERIC Number: ED437288
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
Student Attitudes in a Reformed Mathematics Classroom.
Ring, Rochelle; Pape, Stephen J.; Tittle, Carol Kehr
This paper investigates changes in attitude using an adapted version of the Fennema-Sherman Mathematics Attitude Scales (F-S MAS). Writing samples, such as student math autobiographies, journals, and responses to mathematical problems, were collected, and student evaluations of teaching across semesters were reviewed. Over three semesters, a modified F-S MAS survey was administered to students in reform and non-reform sections. Pre- and post-course attitude scores were compared across groups. It is concluded that attitudes toward mathematics are based on long-term interactions with the subject and mathematics teachers; they take a long time to develop and are hard to change. (Contains 18 references.) (ASK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (Charlotte, NC, February 10-12, 2000).