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Motivation matters and interest counts : fostering engagement in mathematics

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Reston, VA, p.186 (2011)

Call Number:

Cubb QA16 .M53 2011

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/9315607

Keywords:

Mathematics--Study and teaching (Secondary), Motivation in education

Abstract:

Contents: All students are motivated : why it matters to understand the reasons students do what they do -- Motivation is learned -- Motivation is adaptive -- Motivation is in the moment -- Motivations creates long-term attitudes -- Motivation is social -- Success matters -- Emphasizing sense making and personal investment : using contexts judiciously -- Providing challenge : start where students are, not where they are not -- Limiting the use of rewards and other reinforcers : the hidden costs of rewards -- Exploiting interests : building intrinsic motivation -- Building relationships : characteristics of knowledge-building communities -- Choices we must make : implications for action.

Publication Language:

eng