Dawkins, Paul C.
B.S. (Bachelor of Science)
Department of Mathematical Sciences
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.
Richmond, Andre J., "Motivation in Mathematics" (2016). Honors Capstones. 813.
Northern Illinois University
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