Critical examination of ways students mirror the teacher's classroom practice: What does it mean to be successful at mathematics?

Paula Guerra, Woong Lim

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In this paper, the authors report the mathematical learning experiences of "successful" female students in secondary mathematics classrooms taught by a "successful" teacher with the traditional mathematics' behaviorist approach. The authors' claim that the traditional view of mathematics held by the teacher and supported by the school system could not promote rigorous mathematics for girls to understand the importance of mathematical thinking as a foundation for success in mathematics-related professions. The authors recommend future studies creating opportunities for discussion in the field about the teacher's view on mathematics, classroom practice, and how these resonate with girls' experiences of learning mathematics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-206
Number of pages32
JournalMathematics Enthusiast
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mathematics(all)

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