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An Examination Of Attitudes Toward Mathematics In Student And Parent Self-Perceptions, Holli M. Levy May 2011

An Examination Of Attitudes Toward Mathematics In Student And Parent Self-Perceptions, Holli M. Levy

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The purpose of this study is to examine the attitudes toward mathematics of students in upper elementary school and middle school. Their perceptions were analyzed by grade level, gender, and in comparison to the attitudes of their parents (or primary care givers). What teachers, administrators, and support staff do in the classroom is a vital element in the development of attitudes and achievement in the area of mathematics for all students. When the child leaves the school environs, he or she is exposed to a myriad of behaviors, attitudes, and opportunities with respect to mathematics, both positive and negative. Since ...