# Images of mathematics held by university teachers of mathematical sciences

@article{Mura1993ImagesOM, title={Images of mathematics held by university teachers of mathematical sciences}, author={Roberta Botto Mura}, journal={Educational Studies in Mathematics}, year={1993}, volume={25}, pages={375-385} }

For some time now mathematics educators have been studying elementary and secondary school teachers' views of mathematics. A knowledge of university teachers' views of this discipline can provide a useful background to these research endeavours. As part of a national survey of men and women teachers of mathematical sciences in Canadian universities, I included a question concerning the definition of mathematics. In this article I present the themes emerging from a content analysis of the…

## 52 Citations

### Conceptions and images of mathematics professors on teaching mathematics in school

- Education
- 1999

The purpose of this study is to clarify what kind of mathematical beliefs are conveyed to student teachers during their studies. We restrict ourselves to the following research question: ‘What kinds…

### World views of mathematics held by university teachers of mathematics science

- Education
- 1998

The present empirical study deals with the question of the (world) view of mathematics held by university mathematics teachers in countries of German as a first lan-guage, which is a voluntary survey by means of a closed questionnaire of 119 persons during an annual meeting of mathematicians.

### The history of mathematics as a coupling link between secondary and university teaching

- Education
- 2000

During the years they spend in university, many mathematics students develop a very poor conception of mathematics and its teaching. This fact is bad in all cases, but even more in the case of those…

### Images of mathematics held by university teachers of mathematics education

- Education, Mathematics
- 1995

This article presents data about views of mathematics collected through a national survey of teachers of mathematics education in Canadian universities. The results are compared to those obtained…

### The curricular importance of mathematics: a comparison of English and Hungarian teachers’ espoused beliefs

- Education
- 2007

This paper reports an interview study of 45 English and 10 Hungarian teachers of mathematics. The semi‐structured interviews focused on the teachers’ professional life‐histories and invited them to…

### Undergraduate Students’ Conceptions of Mathematics: An International Study

- Education
- 2007

In this paper, we report on an international study of undergraduate mathematics students’ conceptions of mathematics. Almost 1,200 students in five countries completed a short survey including three…

### What is Mathematics Education? A Survey of Mathematics Educators in Canada

- Education
- 1998

This chapter is about some results from a survey of mathematics educators in Canadian universities that was conducted in 1993. The aim of the survey was to collect information about their social…

### Two Research Traditions Separated by a Common Subject: Mathematics and Mathematics Education. Technical Report. No. 2002-2.

- Education
- 2002

This talk will explore the nature of such research, the kinds of claims and evidence, and what such research might have to offer teachers of mathematics, especially at the undergraduate level, and point out differences between the ways research is done in the two fields.

### The Construct of Attitude in Mathematics Education

- Education
- 2015

This chapter addresses a number of crucial theoretical issues about research on attitude towards mathematics, a field that has a very long tradition in mathematics education, with early studies on…

### Undergraduates’ conceptions of mathematics teaching and learning: an empirical study

- EducationEducational Studies in Mathematics
- 2021

Previous research in mathematics education has explored teachers’ conceptions of mathematics and its teaching and learning, and how their instructional tendencies (e.g., “traditional”,…

## References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 12 REFERENCES

### Alternative Perspectives of the Nature of Mathematics and their Influence on the Teaching of Mathematics

- Education
- 1990

This article reports on a doctoral dissertation that examined the current state in the philosophy of mathematics, with a view to identifying possible connections with, and influences upon,…

### The relationship of teachers' conceptions of mathematics and mathematics teaching to instructional practice

- Education
- 1984

Case studies were conducted to investigate the conceptions of mathematics and mathematics teaching held by three junior high school teachers. Examination of the relationship between conceptions and…

### The Influence of Teachers on Children's Image of Mathematics.

- Education
- 1992

When I was first a head of a mathematics department, the teachers of the first year classes met together for lunch each week to share what they were doing and going to do. Over time we came to share…

### The nature of mathematics: Towards a social constructivist account

- Education
- 1992

Two dichotomies in the philosophy of mathematics are discussed: the prescriptive—descriptive distinction, and the process—product distinction. By focusing on prescriptive matters, and on mathematics…

### The Mathematical Experience

- Education
- 1981

This edition of the book should find a new generation of general readers and students who would like to know what mathematics is all about and will prove invaluable as a course text for a general mathematics appreciation course, one in which the student can combine an appreciation for the esthetics with some satisfying and revealing applications.

### Forms of Intellectual and Ethical Development in the College Years: A Scheme. Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series.

- Education
- 1970

Introduction and Resume. Context of Students' Reports. The Students' Experience. Concepts of the Scheme. The Development Scheme. Critique.

### Sans distinction de sexe? Les carrières universitaires en sciences mathématiques

- Sociology
- 1991

Le present article fait etat des principaux resultats d'une enquete menee aupres des membres des departements de mathematiques, et de certains departements connexes, dans toutes les universites…