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Title: 
Assessing Singapore students’ attitudes toward mathematics and mathematics learning: Findings from a survey of lower secondary students
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Keywords: 
mathematics
mathematics learning
attitude
performance
secondary
Issue Date: 
Aug-2005
Citation: 
Paper presented at the ICMI Regional Conference: The 3rd East Asia Regional Conference on Mathematics Education, Shanghai, Nanjing, and Hangzhou, China, 2005
Abstract: 
Students’ attitudes toward mathematics and mathematics learning and their
implications for mathematics instruction have long been a commonly shared
interest among mathematics educators. To assess Singapore students’ attitudes
toward mathematics and mathematics learning, we have recently conducted, as
part of a larger research project, a survey of more than one thousand secondary
students in eight schools. Overall, the results suggest that Singapore secondary
students have generally positive attitudes toward mathematics and mathematics
learning. However, they hold relatively negative attitudes about work on
challenging problems and about the usefulness of mathematics in their adult life.
The paper also includes discussion on the implications of the findings from the
survey for the teaching and learning of mathematics and offers relevant
suggestions.
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Project number: 
CRP 24/03 FLH
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