Stories about math: An analysis of students’ mathematical autobiographies

Carmen M. Latterel, Janelle L. Wilson

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This paper analyzes 16 preservice secondary mathematics education majors’ mathematical autobiographies. Participants wrote about their previous experiences with mathematics. All participants discussed why they wanted to become mathematics teachers with the key factors being past experience with mathematics teachers, previous success in mathematics classes, and the intrinsic rewards associated with helping others with mathematics problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-285
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Research in Education and Science
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Autobiographies
  • Mathematical attitudes
  • Preservice teachers

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