73rd Yearbook: Motivation and Disposition: Pathways to Learning Mathematics Chapter 3 (PDF Downloads)
By Zalman Usiskin
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 3: Identity Development: Critical Component for Learning in Mathematics. Alan Zollman, M Cecil Smith, and Patricia Reisdorf (Northern Illinois University) stress the significance of student identity development to mathematics achievement. All affective domains—motivation, self-esteem, self-confidence, beliefs, and attitudes—are associated with personal identity strivings. In this chapter, they define student identity development related to mathematics learning and epitomize four teaching actions that foster student identity development.
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