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Martínez-Sierra, Gustavo; Miranda-Tirado, Marisa – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2015
This paper reports a qualitative research that identifies Mexican high school students' social representations of mathematics. For this purpose, the social representations of "mathematics", "learning mathematics" and "teaching mathematics" were identified in a group of 50 students. Focus group interviews were carried…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts
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Martínez-Sierra, Gustavo; González, María del Socorro García – Research in Mathematics Education, 2014
The aim of this qualitative research is to identify Mexican high school students' emotional experiences in mathematics classes. In order to obtain the data, focus group interviews were carried out with 22 students. The data analysis is based on the theory of the cognitive structure of emotions, which specifies the eliciting conditions for each…
Descriptors: High School Students, Emotional Experience, Mathematics Education, Qualitative Research