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)
CountryGreece
CityThessaloniki
Period19/07/0924/07/09

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    Lange, T., & Meaney, T. (2009). I actually started to scream: Doing school mathematics homework. In PME33: In search for theories in mathematics education (Vol. 3, pp. 489-496). PME.