id: 06103042
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an: 2012f.00188
au: Viitala, Hanna; Grevholm, Barbro; Nygaard, Olav
ti: About affect in five Finnish dissertations on mathematical thinking.
so: Kislenko, Kirsti (ed.), Current state of research on mathematical beliefs
XVI. Proceedings of the MAVI-16 (MAthematical VIews) conference, June
26‒29, 2010, Tallinn, Estonia. Tallinn: Tallinn University, Institute
of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (ISBN 978-9949-463-79-4/pbk).
313-330 (2011).
py: 2011
pu: Tallinn: Tallinn University, Institute of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
la: EN
cc: C20 C30
ut: mathematical thinking; affective factors; mathematics education research
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ab: Summary: We study five Finnish dissertations on mathematical thinking from
the last 10 years. We intend to answer the question ‘what have
Finnish researchers said about mathematical thinking, with special
emphasis on affective factors.’ In the studies presented,
mathematical thinking is mostly seen as a cognitive function and only
two of the five dissertations take affective factors profoundly into
account in their theoretical framework. In the empirical part of the
dissertations, mathematical thinking is viewed through mathematical or
information processes, conceptual change, or different representations.
The paper discusses the approaches to mathematical thinking and affect
which appear in these studies.
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