PISA in Focus: zelfvertrouwen van leerlingen bij het oplossen van wiskundeproblemen

Er is een nieuwe PISA in Focus, deze keer over in welke mate 15-jarigen vertrouwen hebben in hun eigen kunnen om wiskundeproblemen op te lossen.

Wat stelt men vast?

  • On average across OECD countries, students’ belief that they can solve mathematics problems (mathematics self-efficacy) is associated with a difference of 49 score points in mathematics – the equivalent of one year of school.
  • There is a strong connection between how confident students feel about being able to solve pure and applied mathematics problems, and whether or not they were exposed to similar problems in class.
  • When comparing students with similar academic performance and socio-economic status, those whose parents expected that they would enter university generally reported greater mathematics self-efficacy than those whose parents did not hold such high expectations for them.

Er is wel meer aan de hand met de sociaal economische status van kinderen en hun wiskundig zelfvertrouwen:

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De conclusie:

A sense of self-efficacy is essential if students are to fulfil their potential. Yet too many students, particularly disadvantaged students, do not have confidence in their ability to tackle mathematics tasks. Schools and families can help students to develop a mastery of mathematics by exposing them to a variety of mathematics problems while providing encouragement and support as they work

to solve them.

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