Students’ Reflections on Dispositions in a Mathematics Classroom
This study investigated students' dispositions. It is a qualitative study that analyzes students' reflective journal entries. It captured students’ dispositions and described how the reflective activities influence their engagement mathematical problem-solving. The findings showed that the students considered the mathematical problems were challenging to them, but their positive dispositions kept them engaged in learning. Engagement through effort and thinking algebraically with teachers' guidance was the crucial first steps in problem-solving. Results from this study provide educators with a wealth of knowledge to develop learning dispositions that will encourage active thinking and engagement among students in mathematics classrooms.
Keywords: reflection; disposition; mathematics; engagement
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