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"If a man look sharply and attentively, he shall see Fortune, for, though she be blind, yet she is not invisible." Franics Bacon

Telling your Stories: Motivating and Engaging Mathematics Learners

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When Jim and I wrote this book, we viewed our role to be translators. We wanted to digest and share what research says about students' motivation and engagement, and we wanted to share in a way that would make the research seem relevant for mathematics teachers. If an idea wasn't "research-based," we didn't include it. However, the research on motivation and engagement is evolving, and we haven't learned all that we need to know about motivating and engaging learners from research.

We hope that the readers of this book are willing to share stories with us about how they have successfully engaged and motivated their students in mathematics class. You can share stories in a few ways:

1. Contact us! Write down your story and send it via email. My email is -- If you send a story, let me know whether you're open to us publishing it on this blog. (We will give you full credit for the ideas!)

2. Comment on this blog. You can type a story in comments here on this blog and share.

We hope to hear from you.

Sincerely, Mandy

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