1993．第21卷第1期（Vol. 21 No. 1）．pp. 1521
A Study of Fostering Self-confidence in Mathematics Study
In this experiment 74 children of 5.56 years of age were studied for one year. These children came from two 5 to 6-year-old class in different kindergartens. Their ages, family and kindergarten's condition are the same. One class was fixed as the experimental class, the other was fixed as the comparative class. Different mathematics content and method were used in these two classes for one year. The result shows that (1) children's self-confidence in studying mathematics can be improved by obtaining constantly successful experience. This experience came from special course design. (2) Children's self-confidence must be fostered for a long time. In the course, after the children's successful experience of their study result is gradually generalized into successful experience of study ability, their self-confidence can be relatively stable. (3) Teachers' expectation may affect children's self-confidence.