Motivational Classroom Activities
Elementary School (from Teaching Children Mathematics)
The Roll Out Fractions Game: Comparing Fractions
The Educational Value of TicTacToe for Four to SixYear Olds
7000 Pancakes
Middle School (from Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School)
Using Stock Market Simulations to Motivate Learning
Children's Literature: A Motivating Context to Explore Functions
Using Creative Writing and Literature in Mathematics Classes
Fantasy Football and Mathematics Score Touchdowns with Students
High School (from Mathematics Teacher)
Motivating Students through Problem Solving
The Use of "Intrigue" to Motivate Algebra Students
Motivating Students by Using Outside Resources
Flower Power: Creating an Engaging Modeling Problem
Fantasy Baseball with a Statistical Twist
The Relationship between Latitude and Temperature
Research and General Strategies
Practices Suggested by Research and Promoted by Reformers (JRME)
Findings, Generalizations, and Criticisms of the Research (JRME)
Motivating Activities that Lead to Algebra (MT)
Two Middle School Mathematics Teachers: A FollowUp Study (JRME)
Using Active Learning Strategies to Motivate Students (MTMS)
Anticipating Student Responses to Improve Problem Solving (MTMS)
Families Ask: Middle School Girls in the Mathematics Classroom (MTMS)
Sharing Teaching Ideas: The Oral Quiz (MT)
Sharing Teaching Ideas: Classroom Voting in Mathematics (MT)
Publications

Why do smart people disengage from mathematical pursuits… and how can we reverse the trend?
This book is designed to be the goto source for information on mathematical motivation. It presents the full body of research on motivation in a useful, interesting, and provocative matter. 

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. 