Motivation and disposition : pathways to learning mathematics

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Teaching mathematics is a much broader endeavor than simply helping students to acquire skills and problem-solving strategies. Teachers also strive to develop motivation and positive dispositions toward studying mathematics-aspects that will have long-term 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 seventy-third 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 magnify-or diminish-both. The presence or lace of curiosity, ambition, parental influence, teacher encouragement, peer pressure and future goals-these and other elements play central roles. Against these realities, cumbersome rhetoric is less effective than concrete ideas for implementation-this book offers a perspective to the reader that reinforces action.
Overview / Denisse R. Thompson
Motivation and self-efficacy 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 self-determination 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 Soto-Johnson, 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, Ok-Kyeong 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 self-determination theory to intrinsically motivate students / Brett D. Jones, Lida J. Uribe-Florez, 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. Masu-Gillette
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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