Assessing Students' Beliefs About Mathematics

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  • 1 University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602

The beliefs that students and teachers hold about mathematics have been well documented in the research literature in recent years (e.g., Cooney 1985; Frank 1988, 1990; Garofalo 1989a, 1989b; Schoenfeld 1987; Thompson 1984, 1985, 1988). The research has shown that some beliefs are quite salient across various populations. These commonly held beliefs include the following (Frank 1988):


Denise Spangler research interests include students' and teachers' beliefs about mathematics and children's constructions of arithmetic.

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