Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 7(12), pp. 2584 - 2596
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.071205
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Challenges and Prospective Directions of Enhancing Teaching Mathematics Theorems in School


Nina Tarasenkova 1,*, Iryna Akulenko 2, Kira Hnezdilova 3, Iryna Lovyanova 4
1 Department of Mathematics and Methods of Teaching Mathematics, Educational-Scientific Institute of Informational and Educational Technologies, Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy, Ukraine
2 Department of Algebra and Calculus, Educational-Scientific Institute of Informational and Educational Technologies, Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy, Ukraine
3 Department of Pre-school Education, Educational-Scientific Institute of Pedagogical Education, Social Work and Arts, Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy, Ukraine
4 Department of Mathematics and Methods of its Teaching, Faculty of Physics and Mathematics, Kryvyi Rih State Pedagogical University, Ukraine

ABSTRACT

Students master the methods of reasoning and argumentation in school mathematics when study theorems and their proofs. In studying theorems, students must learn to understand the essence of the theorem. For this, special work with the wording of the theorem is necessary. We believe that this work must contain: a) four mandatory stages; b) three stages for students who take a genuine interest in mathematics; c) stage for those who want to go further in learning mathematics. The aim of this study is to investigate the challenges in teacher practices during four mandatory stages; to reveal the obvious and hidden factors that affect student outcomes. For this study, a survey that involved 129 mathematics teachers across Ukraine was carried out. A standard closed ended questionnaire was developed. Several challenges were found in the area of students' motivation, and teachers' lack of understanding of how to most efficiently teach the wording of theorems. Factor analysis was used to analyze the results of the survey, and 10 variables were found to describe how teachers motivated students to learn theorems and taught the wording of theorems.

KEYWORDS
Teaching Mathematics, Teaching a Theorem, Teaching and Learning the Wording of a Theorem

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[1] Nina Tarasenkova , Iryna Akulenko , Kira Hnezdilova , Iryna Lovyanova , "Challenges and Prospective Directions of Enhancing Teaching Mathematics Theorems in School," Universal Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 7, No. 12, pp. 2584 - 2596, 2019. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.071205.

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Nina Tarasenkova , Iryna Akulenko , Kira Hnezdilova , Iryna Lovyanova , (2019). Challenges and Prospective Directions of Enhancing Teaching Mathematics Theorems in School. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 7(12), 2584 - 2596. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.071205.