Motivation and disposition : pathways to learning mathematics
Print Book 2011 
Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy 
Summary
Teaching mathematics is a much broader endeavor than simply helping students to acquire skills and problemsolving strategies. Teachers also strive to develop motivation and positive dispositions toward studying mathematicsaspects that will have longterm effects on everything from students' confidence to do mathematics to their career choices. Each lesson in a mathematics classroom should take into account students' motivation level and dispositions and have as a goal the development of these affective characteristics.
Explore a wide variety of perspectives on motivation and disposition as these concepts relate to mathematics teaching and learning. NCTM's seventythird yearbook examines such elements as the demographic composition of a school; the role of movies, television and the Internet; and nontraditional pedagogy as means of promoting and influencing positive student and teacher dispositions. Motivation and disposition can arise from diverse sources and many factors can magnifyor diminishboth. The presence or lace of curiosity, ambition, parental influence, teacher encouragement, peer pressure and future goalsthese and other elements play central roles. Against these realities, cumbersome rhetoric is less effective than concrete ideas for implementationthis book offers a perspective to the reader that reinforces action.
Explore a wide variety of perspectives on motivation and disposition as these concepts relate to mathematics teaching and learning. NCTM's seventythird yearbook examines such elements as the demographic composition of a school; the role of movies, television and the Internet; and nontraditional pedagogy as means of promoting and influencing positive student and teacher dispositions. Motivation and disposition can arise from diverse sources and many factors can magnifyor diminishboth. The presence or lace of curiosity, ambition, parental influence, teacher encouragement, peer pressure and future goalsthese and other elements play central roles. Against these realities, cumbersome rhetoric is less effective than concrete ideas for implementationthis book offers a perspective to the reader that reinforces action.
Contents
Overview / Denisse R. ThompsonMotivation and selfefficacy in mathematics education / Dale H. Schunk, Kerri Richardson
A model for mathematics instruction to enhance student motivation and engagement / Janette Bobis ... [et al.]
Identity development : critical component for learning in mathematics / Alan Zollman, M Cecil Smith, Patricia Reisdorf
Recommendations from selfdetermination theory for enhancing motivation for mathematics / Daniel J. Ross, David A. Bergin
Student dispositions with respect to mathematics : what current literature says / James Beyers
Overview / Marilyn E. Strutchens
Mathematical dream makers : how two different math departments brought about equity and high achievement / Jo Boaler
What motivates students to take advanced mathematics : a rural perspective / Rick Anderson
Factors that motivate aboriginal students to improve their achievement in school mathematics / Kanwal Neel
What motivates mathematically talented young women? / Hortensia SotoJohnson, Cathleen Craviotto, Frieda Parker
Overview / Melfried Olson
Metaphors : a powerful means for assessing students' mathematical disposition / Jinfa Cai, F. Joseph Merlino
Using prediction to motivate personal investment in problem solving / Lisa Kasmer, OkKyeong Kim
Developing persistent and flexible problem solvers with a growth mindset / Jennifer Suh ... [et al.]
Mark's development of productive disposition and motivation / Hope Gerson, Charity Hyer, Janet Walter
Listening to mathematics students' voices to asess and build on their motivation : learning in groups / Amanda Jansen
Motivating mathematics students with manipulatives : using selfdetermination theory to intrinsically motivate students / Brett D. Jones, Lida J. UribeFlorez, Jesse L. M. Wilkins
Using movies and television shows as a mathematics motivator / Elana Reiser
Overview / M. Lynn Breyfogle, Marian Small
Bringing cool into school / Keith Devlin
Venturing into storybooks : motivating teachers to promote mathematical problem solving / Jane M. Wilburne, Jane B. Keat
TARGETTS : a tool for teachers to promote adaptive motivation in any mathematics lesson / Melissa C. Gilbert, Lauren E. MasuGillette
Developing prospective teachers' productive disposition toward fraction operations / Juli K. Dixon ... [et al.]
Transforming mathematics teachers' attitudes and practices through intensive professional development / W. Gary Martin ... [et al.].
Additional Information
Series  Yearbook (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) ; 73rd. 
Subjects 
Mathematics
 Study and teaching.

Publisher  Reston, VA :National Council of Teachers of Mathematics,2011 
Contributors 
Brahier, Daniel J.
Speer, William R., 1946 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. 
Language 
English 
Description 
x, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm. 
Bibliography Notes 
Includes bibliographical references. 
ISBN  9780873536615 (hardcover) 0873536614 (hardcover) 
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