Teachers’ Activities During a Mathematics Lesson as Seen in Third Graders’ Drawings

Maija Ahtee, Liisa Näveri, Erkki Pehkonen

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Third-graders from 19 classrooms (N = 316) were asked to draw a picture on a mathematics lesson. Based on these drawings we have produced a list which can be used to analyze how young pupils describe in their drawings their teacher’s activities during mathematics lessons. This list contains items: Teacher is giving information on mathematics, Teacher is giving instructions, Teacher is asking questions, Teacher is giving feedback, and Teacher is reflecting. In addition, the list contains information on whether the pupils have drawn the teacher at all, whether the teacher is quiet or talking, and what the teacher’s location is in the classroom. In order to show the functioning of the list we give some results of the analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTeaching and Learning in Maths Classrooms : Emerging Themes in Affect-related Research: Teachers' Beliefs, Students' Engagement and Social Interaction
EditorsChiara Andrà, Domenico Brunetto, Esther Levenson, Peter Liljedahl
Number of pages10
Place of PublicationCham
Publication date2017
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-49231-5
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-49232-2
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Publication series

NameResearch in Mathematics Education

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences

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