Symbolic view: mathematics is perceived as a collection of numbers and symbols, or rules and procedures to be followed and memorised.

Some examples are mathematics is viewed as comprising or represented by:

‘numbers and equations’ (R005)

‘figures and sums’ (R340)

‘multiply, minus, add, divide’ (R453)

For many of these participants, mathematics is seen as sets of rules and procedures to be followed and memorised. For some people, this is a pleasure because mathematics is

‘formulae, involved and exciting’ (R038)

and some of them just

‘like playing around with numbers, equations, finding solution to problems’ ]]>

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