Abstract 3 (January 2022) Pushpendra Yadav & Meenakshi Ingole


International Refereed/ Peer Reviewed Journal of Education

Vol. 8 (1) Jan 2022, pp. 20-28, E-ISSN: 2395-7344, P-ISSN: 2320-9526

Title:  Mathematical Beliefs for Achievement in Mathematics at Elementary School Level

Pushpendra Yadav, Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Education, University of Delhi, India. E-mail: pushpendra.cie@gmail.com

Meenakshi Ingole, Assistant Professor, Department of Education, University of Delhi, India. E-mail: meenakshi.ingole21@gmail.com

ABSTRACT:At elementary level most of the students feel difficulty to solve problems and tasks related to mathematics and they feel mathematics is a very difficult subject in comparison to other school subjects. Reports of ASER-2018 by PRATHAM and NAS-2017 by NCERT show the decline in performance of students in mathematics in terms of learning outcomes at elementary level. There could be various reasons behind this. Many of them have been addressed in NEP-2020. That is why new education policy suggested to change the structure, curriculum and instruction methods at elementary level. But out of all these factors one factor which is less emphasized and less talked about in the educational community is mathematical beliefs at elementary level. These days’ western countries are doing significant work on mathematical beliefs at elementary level. Because whatever we think or do is to some extent governed by our beliefs. That’s why mathematical beliefs become one important factor out of all possible factors for good achievement in mathematics. Through this review-based research paper, the researcher has tried to throw light on the role of mathematical beliefs at the elementary level. Also, have tried to explain what are mathematical beliefs? How does it affect the mathematical behavior of students and affect their mathematical achievement?

Keywords: Mathematical Beliefs, Elementary School Education, Achievement.