I actually started to scream: Doing school mathematics homework

Troels Lange, Tamsin Meaney

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    Abstract

    Homework is an activity done by large numbers of students all over the world. Many concerns have been raised including, especially in primary schools, whether any academic benefit is gained and whether parents have appropriate resources to actively support/teach their children. In this paper, we explore the stories that two ten year old girls tell about doing their mathematics homework with family help and the pressures that it puts on them to take control of their own learning. We discuss the opportunities and constraints to students doing homework as a consequence of the social and institutional relations that they operate within.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPME33
    Subtitle of host publicationIn search for theories in mathematics education
    Place of PublicationThessaloniki, Greece
    PublisherPME
    Pages489-496
    Number of pages8
    Volume3
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    EventAnnual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) - Thessaloniki, Greece, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Duration: 19 Jul 200924 Jul 2009

    Conference

    ConferenceAnnual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME)
    Country/TerritoryGreece
    CityThessaloniki
    Period19/07/0924/07/09

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