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