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Intresseväckande matematik: Utveckling av laboration inom topologi vid Vetenskapens Hus
KTH, School of Education and Communication in Engineering Science (ECE).
KTH, School of Education and Communication in Engineering Science (ECE).
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Interesting mathematics : Design of laboratory exercise in topology at the House of Science (English)
Abstract [sv]

Detta examensarbete innefattar en studie om hur laborativt arbete inom topologi vid

Vetenskapens Hus i Stockholm kan bli anpassad för gymnasieelever på ett sätt så att det

fångar och ökar deras intresse och motivation gentemot matematikämnet.

Studien består av tre delar. Den första delen består av en litteraturstudie och en studie av

tidigare forskning beträffande utbildning och ökande av intresse och motivation i relation till

matematik.

Den andra delen består av en sammanfattning och anpassning av den utbildningsteoretiska

bakgrunden och tidigare forskningen för att passa miljön vid Vetenskapens Hus i Stockholm,

inklusive målgruppen samt tekniska och fysiska begränsningar. Slutsatsen av detta arbete

sammanfattas i utformandet av en besöksledarhandledning.

Den tredje delen undersöker om deltagare vid elevbesöket och det laborativa arbetet med

topologi vid Vetenskapens Hus kände av en ökning i intresse och motivation för matematik

och studier i matematik och drar slutsatser gällande till vilken utsträckning resultatet och

analysen är validerad.

Resultatet visar att de elever som testade laborationen fann den intresseväckande samt

motiverande och att ett laborativt sätt att arbeta med matematik med grund i problembaserat

lärande således kan ha god inverkan på elevers intresse och motivation gentemot ämnet

Abstract [en]

This master thesis includes a study on how laboratory work in topology at the House of

Science (Vetenskapens Hus) in Stockholm can be adapted for high school students in such a

way that catches and increases their interest and motivation towards mathematic studies.

The study consists of three parts. The first part consists of a study of literature and previous

research regarding education and increases in interest and motivation in relation to

mathematics.

The second part consists of a summary and adaptation of the educational theory and research

to fit the context of the House of Science (Vetenskapens Hus) in Stockholm including target

audience, technical and physical limitations. The conclusion of this work is summarized in

the design of a visit leader tutorial.

The third part evaluates whether participants in the student visit and laboratory work at the

House of Science recognized an increase in interest and motivation towards math and

mathematic studies and concludes to which extent the result and analysis is valid.

Results show that the students who tested the laboratory exercise found it to be interesting

and motivating and that a laboratory way of working with mathematics with a basis in

problem based learning can have good impact on students interest and motivation towards the subject.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 56 p.
Series
TRITA-ECE-EX, 2016:03
Keyword [en]
mathematics, education, motivation, interest, topology, manipulatives, problem
Keyword [sv]
matematik, utbildning, motivation, intresse, topologi, laborativ matematik
National Category
Mathematics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-187901OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-187901DiVA: diva2:932952
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Stockholms Universitet
Subject / course
Mathematics
Educational program
Master of Science in Engineering - Engineering and of Education
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