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ERIC Number: EJ1095082
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1571-0068
Exploring High-Achieving Students' Images of Mathematicians
Aguilar, Mario Sánchez; Rosas, Alejandro; Zavaleta, Juan Gabriel Molina; Romo-Vázquez, Avenilde
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, v14 n3 p527-548 Apr 2016
The aim of this study is to describe the images that a group of high-achieving Mexican students hold of mathematicians. For this investigation, we used a research method based on the Draw-A-Scientist Test (DAST) with a sample of 63 Mexican high school students. The group of students' pictorial and written descriptions of mathematicians assisted us in characterising their predominant image of a mathematician. The image that emerged was that of a male person dressed in a casual or formal fashion, with a formal hairstyle and, in some cases, wearing glasses. Furthermore, he is a happy, intelligent person, who enjoys his work and is passionate about mathematics. We discuss some implications of the results and suggest future work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico