## Sóley Benediktsdóttir

Upper Secondary Teaching

**Development of projects on differentiation with emphasis on understanding and discovery**

**Advisors: ** Benedikt Steinar Magnússon and Bjarnheiður Kristinsdóttir

**Examiner:** Kristín Bjarnadóttir, Professor Emerita

**Abstract**

Mathematics in upper secondary schools is a challenging subject for many students, and many even become convinced they are unable to learn the subject. In order to counter such beliefs, it is important that teachers refuse to accept that sort of thinking. There are ways to help students overcome their pessimism and, according

to research, one of the best ways to help them is to guide them towards discovering their own connections between different elements of mathematics and using these connections to better their understanding. The objective with this thesis is, therefore, to create and develop projects for students in upper secondary schools

with this idea in mind. The projects focus on differentiation because the author is interested in that field and because studies conducted among upper secondary school graduates have shown they struggle most with differentiation and integration of all the mathematical fields. Continue reading 'Sóley Benediktsdóttir'»