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Motivation matters and interest counts : fostering engagement in mathematics / James A. Middleton, Amanda Jansen.

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Author/Creator:
Middleton, James A.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2011
Imprint:
Reston, VA : National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, c2011.
Format:
  • Book
  • xii, 186 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
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.
Contributor:
Jansen, Amanda.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9780873536585
0873536584

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