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\iteman{ZMATH 2012d.00194}
\itemau{Goldin, Gerald A.}
\itemti{Affect and high mathematical ability: Some cross-cultural issues.}
\itemso{Mediterr. J. Res. Math. Educ. 9, No. 2, special issue on intercultural aspects of creativity in mathematics: challenges and barriers, Haifa, Feb 2008, 41-55 (2010).}
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Summary: The affective domain -- which includes emotional feelings, attitudes, beliefs, and values -- is increasingly recognized as important to mathematical ability. This article considers briefly the interface between affect as a developing representational system in individuals (a psychological perspective), and affect as internalized from culturally-dependent norms, narratives, and symbols (a sociocultural perspective). In elaborating on some current theoretical ideas about archetypal affective structures, or engagement structures, in relation to high mathematical ability, it raises two kinds of issues: (1) whether and how affective structures may be characterized usefully as universal or cross-cultural constructs; and (2) the nature of the interplay between such structures and prevailing, variable societal assumptions about the nature of mathematical ability.
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\itemcc{C60}
\itemut{affective domain; mathematical ability; representational system; culturally-dependent norms; gifted; emotions; affective variables; cognitive ability; sociocultural aspects; research; systems of internal representation; affective representation; affective structures; educational psychology}
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