Effect of Using Conjectures and Story-telling in Mathematics Learning: A Phenomenological Study of Two Teachers' Teaching Styles

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K. C. Lila Bahadur

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to describe the personal experience on the effect of story-telling and using conjecture in mathematics learning. This research was designed in hermeneutic phenomenological study. Accidental sampling procedure was used in this study since the researcher was as an external observer of B Ed students majoring mathematics. The researcher was innocent of pedagogical approach of student-teachers. Taking two student-teachers and their students of class eight as participants, their perceptions were noticed. Data were collected on the way of practice teaching external observation from two secondary schools of Butwal and Tilottama Municipality and analyzed with hermeneutic phenomenological approach. Research revealed that story telling is the way of humanizing mathematics, motivates students to the subject matter and the conjecture promotes students' cognitive faculties, logical thinking and develop the Heuristic capacity.

Keywords:
Conjectures, humanizing mathematics, learning, storytelling, teaching.

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Bahadur, K. C. L. (2020). Effect of Using Conjectures and Story-telling in Mathematics Learning: A Phenomenological Study of Two Teachers’ Teaching Styles. Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, 11(4), 9-15. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajess/2020/v11i430296
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