Publication Date

12-2-2016

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Dawkins, Paul C.

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Department

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Abstract

I conducted a review of existing mathematics education research on students’ motivation related to mathematics learning. My initial research questions were: “What are the constructs of student motivation as related to mathematics learning?” and “How do they these constructs inform mathematical teaching practice?” The research method that I decided to used was secondary research. I found that motivation can be understood in terms of self-efficacy, cognitive engagement, skill development, achievement motivation, self-regulation, and mindset about mathematics. Students’ unproductive beliefs can undermine their progress in mathematics learning. Motivation is what drives a person to do something. As a future teacher, I find it very helpful to understand various constructs related to student motivation.

Extent

9 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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Text

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