Beliefs, attitudes and feelings students learn about mathematics

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Title Beliefs, attitudes and feelings students learn about mathematics
Author Grootenboer, Peter John
Journal Name Far East Journal of Mathematical Education
Year Published 2010
Place of publication India
Publisher Pushpa Publishing House
Abstract As students progress through their secondary school mathematics education they learn many things about the subject, but it seems as if some of these things are unintentional and potentially damaging. These things include beliefs about the nature of mathematics and themselves as mathematics learners, attitudes towards mathematics and emotions about engaging in mathematical activity. The result appears to be that many individuals actually hate mathematics and do their best to avoid it, and ironically they have developed these views in the very classrooms that are meant to be promoting and encouraging the subject. This is an important issue that needs urgent attention if the best practice in teaching and learning mathematics is to be effectual in developing students with a sound mathematical epistemology and an appreciation for the valuable place mathematics can have in their lives
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI
Volume 5
Issue Number 1
Page from 31
Page to 52
ISSN 0973-5631
Date Accessioned 2010-12-07
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Faculty of Education
Subject Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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