id: 06024902
dt: j
an: 2012b.00213
au: Di Martino, Pietro
ti: The attitude towards mathematics: some reflections. (Lâ€™atteggiamento
verso la matematica: alcune riflessioni sul tema.)
so: Insegn. Mat. Sci. Integr. 30A-B, No. 6, 651-666 (2007).
py: 2007
pu: Centro Ricerche Didattiche Ugo Morin, Paderno del Grappa, Treviso
la: IT
cc: C20 D70
ut: affective factors; difficulties in mathematics; student attitudes
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ab: Summary: In Italy the data about difficulties in mathematics of students
are alarming. This phenomenon is linked with the reduction of the
enrolments in mathematics and science courses at university level but
implications are more general: often a disappointing relationship with
mathematics results in an explicit refusal of rational thought. By now
the research in mathematics education overcomed a purely cognitive
interpretation of the phenomenon and highlighted the role of affective
factors. Research on affective factors (and in particular on attitude)
has produced many meaningful results in the context of mathematics
education. Nevertheless, the theoretical framweork needs further
development, in order to grant effective tools for observing,
interpreting, and possibly modifying studentsâ€™ decisions in the
context of mathematics activity.
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