My name is Peter Varvaressos and I am about to undertake my Honours in Primary Education at the University of technology Sydney, Kuring-gai Campus. I was hoping that you could email me any research you have on primary students attitudes towards Maths and in particular, their attitudes toward the teaching method their teacher implements in a lesson.
My thesis will probably (at this point in time) be focused on:
"Why is Maths such a feared/hated subject by children in schools?"
It is still only in its infancy but I hope to develop an approach to teaching Maths that will be conducive to learning, and to promote a positive/joyful feeling toward the subject for the students (such as in Drama or Art). I hope to focus on the many ways how children learn, and if we can implement these different methods of learning into regular maths classes.
If you are interested I could keep you up to date with my progression in the subject, I could email you all of my research.