This PDF file presents a chapter of Motivation and Disposition: Pathways to Learning Mathematics (73rd Yearbook) in a downloadable file that preserves the design and layout of the book while allowing users to search and print selected pages.
Chapter 4: Recommendations from Self-Determination Theory for Enhancing Motivation for Mathematics. Daniel J. Ross (Maryville College) and David A. Bergin (University of Missouri) examine how to enhance students’ intrinsic motivation for learning mathematics through the concepts of autonomy, relatedness, and competence as specified in self-determination theory (SDT). The authors also make connections between recommendations from SDT and practices promoted in the NCTM Standards.
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