ERIC Number: ED454054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
African American Mathematic Student Perceptions of Peers, Education, and Mathematical Experiences.
This paper studies successful African American students' perception of their mathematics education, mathematics knowledge, and their interaction with peers. Two female and four male participants attending the same southern four-year university completed courses in calculus 1, 2, and 3. Data was gathered using interviews, surveys, exemplary teacher observations, and autobiographies. It was concluded that the participants in this study generally had positive feelings about their mathematics education and knowledge. They felt that they were successful because they could apply the reasoning and logic skills of mathematics to their everyday lives. (Contains 16 references.) (ASK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Seattle, WA, April 10-14, 2001).