id: 06580995
dt: a
an: 2016c.00114
au: Kontorovich, Igor
ti: Why do experts pose problems for mathematics competitions?
so: Bernack-Schüler, Carola (ed.) et al., Views and beliefs in mathematics
education. Results of the 19th MAVI conference, Freiburg, Germany,
September 25‒28, 2013. Wiesbaden: Springer Spektrum (ISBN
978-3-658-09613-7/pbk; 978-3-658-09614-4/ebook). Freiburger Empirische
Forschung in der Mathematikdidaktik, 171-181 (2015).
py: 2015
pu: Wiesbaden: Springer Spektrum
la: EN
cc: C20 B60 D50
ut: mathematical competitions; problem posing; experts’ motivation
ci:
li: doi:10.1007/978-3-658-09614-4_14
ab: Summary: Inspired by the recurrent findings on the steady decrease in
students’ interest in mathematics, this paper is concerned with
sources of experts’ motivation for posing problems for mathematics
competitions. Twenty-six experts from nine countries participated in
the study. The inductive analysis of the data suggests that experts
utilise posing problems for mathematics competitions for fulfilment of
their internal needs: an intellectual need for enriching their
mathematical knowledge base and a socio-psychological need for
belonging, recognition and appreciation. Educational implications of
the findings for students are discussed and future research directions
are presented.
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