- A Case Study on Why Students Dislike Math
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- Education of Primary School Mathematics, volume 2, issue 2, 1998, Pages 75~83
Abstract
The present study investigated why students do not like math using deep-level interview method. The reasons of why students dislike math were classified into three： socio-cultural, and individual factors, and math itself. Socio-cultural factors include the environments where students are reared, family, and school culture. Individual factors mean competitive disposition, preconception of math, active disposition, and conflicts with friends or teachers. Finally, students seem to dislike math because math itself is a difficult subject. In addition, textbook and instruction are also difficult, or they are lack of fundamental math knowledge. There may be other reasons of why students do not like math subject. In spite of those reasons, there should be some efforts to analyze why students dislike math and to help the students have interests in math.