In this research report, I utilize interpretative phenomenological analysis (Smith, Flowers, & Larkin, 2009) to examine the mathematics education experiences of a child with cancer. Two qualitative interviews with a 13-year-old male patient with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and his mother were analyzed. Findings revealed several storylines or themes: living with cancer, environmental barriers, and mathematics in virtual school. Grade level mathematics, content knowledge, and delivery during treatment in comparison to the child’s healthy peers are also discussed.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Education and Human Performance
School of Teaching, Learning and Leadership
Orlando (Main) Campus
Length of Campus-only Access
Bello, Elizabeth M., "Exploring the Experiences of Learning Mathematics for a Child with Cancer: A Case Study" (2017). Honors in the Major Theses. 250.