Affective assessment in the mathematics classroom: a quick start. (English)

Kaur, Berinderjeet (ed.) et al., Assessment in the mathematics classroom. Yearbook 2011, Association of Mathematics Educators. Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific (ISBN 978-981-4360-97-5/hbk; 978-981-4360-99-9/ebook). 257-273 (2011).

Summary: This chapter discusses the nature and rationale of affective assessment in the mathematics classroom, and introduces mathematics teachers to three techniques of affective assessment as a quick start: (1) a summated scale; (2) an interest inventory; and (3) a semantic differential. It is useful for teachers who wish to take up the challenge of assessing affects. A list for further reading is also provided for interested readers.