Effect of Student-Lecturing Teaching Model on Eighth Grade Students' Attitude towards Mathematics in Shaoguan, China


  • Minglin Zhou Department of Mathematics and Science Education, Faculty of Education, Universiti Malaya, 50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Haizhen Deng Department of Mathematics and Science Education, Faculty of Education, Universiti Malaya, 50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Kwan Eu Leong Guangdong Shaoguan Experimental Middle School, 512026 Shaoguan, Guangdong, China




student-lecturing, teaching model, attitude towards mathematics, communication skill


Student-lecturing is an innovative teaching model which allows students to express their problem-solving strategies and ways of thinking using mathematical language. It not only allows students to demonstrate their thinking process, but also creates a relaxed classroom environment for students to overcome their fear of expressing mathematics, thus changing their attitude toward mathematics. However, the traditional teaching methods place students in a passive accepting position, causing them to believe that mathematics is difficult and dull, leading to a loss of interest in Mathematics. This study analyzed the effect of the student-lecturing teaching model on student attitude toward mathematics through a one-and -half-year controlled-experiment with eighth-grade students in Shaoguan, China. The result of this study shows that the student-lecturing teaching model not only helps to develop students' problem-solving and communication skills, but also gives students the opportunity to express themselves with mathematical language, which in turn enhances their attitude toward learning mathematics.


Download data is not yet available.


Aiken Jr, L. R. (1970). Attitudes toward mathematics. Review of educational research, 40(4), 551-596.

Ali, M. M. (2019). A study on the relationship between perceived mathematics classroom learning environment and academic achievement and attitude of high school students [[Doctoral dissertation],

Cerbito, A. F. (2020). Comparative Analysis of Mathematics Proficiency and Attitudes toward Mathematics of Senior High School Student. Online Submission, 10(5), 211-222.

Cheng, L. M. (2020). The experiment and thinking of teaching "students talking about problems" in junior high school mathematics classroom [[Doctoral Dissertation]]. Mathematics, Science and Chemistry for Secondary School Students (Teaching and Learning)(2), 1.

China, M. o. E. o. t. P. s. R. o. (2022). Mathematics curriculum standard of compulsory education: 2022 edition. In: Beijing Normal University Press. Beijing: China. .

Daskalogianni, K., & Simpson, A. (2000). Towards a definition of attitude: The relationship between the affective and the cognitive in pre-university students. PME CONFERENCE,

Fennema, E., & Sherman, J. A. (1976). Fennema-Sherman mathematics attitudes scales: Instruments designed to measure attitudes toward the learning of mathematics by females and males. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 7(5), 324-326.

Frye, S. M. (1989). The NCTM “Standards”—Challenges for All Classrooms. The Mathematics Teacher, 82(5), 312-317.

Gao, J. (2022). A study of mathematics teaching activities based on standards in junior high school mathematics classrooms. Secondary School Mathematics: Middle School Edition(3), 2.

Guo, S. F. (2017). A study of secondary school students' attitudes towards learning mathematics [[Doctoral dissertation], Huazhong Normal University].

Kalder, R. S., & Lesik, S. A. (2011). A classification of attitudes and beliefs towards mathematics for secondary mathematics pre-service teachers and elementary pre-service teachers: an exploratory study using latent class analysis. Issues in the Undergraduate Mathematics Preparation of School Teachers, 5, 20.

Kind, P., Jones, K., & Barmby, P. (2007). Developing attitudes towards science measures. International journal of science education, 29(7), 871-893.

Li, W. Z. (2020). A case study of the effect of "problem solving" on mathematical problem solving ability of junior high school students [[Doctoral dissertation], Xinjiang Normal University]. China Knowledge Network.

Lim, S. Y., & Chapman, E. (2013). Development of a short form of the attitudes toward mathematics inventory. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 82(1), 145-164.

Lin, S.-H., & Huang, Y.-C. (2016). Development and application of a Chinese version of the short attitudes toward mathematics inventory. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 14(1), 193-216.

Liu, W. R. (2018). A practical study of students' "talking mathematics" activities in junior high school mathematics classroom [[Doctoral dissertation], Inner Mongolia Normal University].

Mulhern, F., & Rae, G. (1998). Development of a shortened form of the Fennema-Sherman Mathematics Attitudes Scales. Educational and psychological Measurement, 58(2), 295-306.

Primi, C., Bacherini, A., Beccari, C., & Donati, M. A. (2020). Assessing math attitude through the Attitude Toward Mathematics Inventory – Short form in introductory statistics course students. Studies In Educational Evaluation, 64(1), 100838.

Shi, T. C. (2018). Major choice and career planning of high school students from the perspective of college employment. Chinese Youth(4), 1.

Tapia, M., & Marsh, G. E. (2004). The relationship of math anxiety and gender. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 8(2), 130-134.

Wang, L. Y. (2017). A study of middle school students' attitudes towards mathematics [[Doctoral dissertation], Ludong University].

Wu, S. J. (2019). Deeply reflect on specific problems and specific solutions--The drawbacks of traditional middle school mathematics teaching and effective teaching strategies. Secondary Course Tutoring(Teaching Research), 13(20).

Yan, H. H. (2017). Strategies for Transforming Struggling Students in Middle School Mathematics. West Quality Education, 3(5), 2.

Yang, J. H. (2019). The smooth transition of the eighth grade "psychological weaning period"--Talking about family education countermeasures for eighth graders. New Education Times e-magazine (Student Edition)(39), 2.

Yang, Z. F. (2012). Example of the teaching attempt of "talking about the problem" in biology review class. Teaching Biology to Secondary School Students(11), 3.

Ye, W. L. (2022). On the strategy and efficacy of "problem solving" in junior high school mathematics. New Campus:First Edition(10).

Yin, B. H. (2017). A practical study of "problem-speaking" teaching for students in senior mathematics revision class [[Doctoral Dissertation], Sichuan Normal University].

Yin, W. K. (2011). The principles and educational functions of teaching "mathematical problem solving. Educational Theory and Practice: Primary and Secondary Education Teaching Edition, 31(5), 2.

Zhang, J. T. (2018). A study on the shortcomings of traditional mathematics education classroom model and the direction of reform. Exam Weekly(29), 1.

Zheng, H. Y. (2014). Experiments and reflections on students' problem solving in high school mathematics teaching. Basic Education Forum(5), 2.

Zhong, Q. (2017). The current situation and improvement measures of middle school mathematics teaching. West Quality Education(8), 241-241.

Zhou, X. Y. (2019). The experiment and thinking of teaching "students talking about problems" in junior high school mathematics classroom. Mathematics Teaching Newsletter, 69-70.




How to Cite

Zhou, M., Deng, H., & Leong , K. E. (2023). Effect of Student-Lecturing Teaching Model on Eighth Grade Students’ Attitude towards Mathematics in Shaoguan, China. Journal of Science and Mathematics Letters, 11(2), 1–8. https://doi.org/10.37134/jsml.vol11.2.1.2023