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Beliefs : A Hidden Variable in Mathematics Education? - Gilah C. La Leder

Beliefs

A Hidden Variable in Mathematics Education?

By: Gilah C. La Leder (Editor), Erkki Pehkonen (Editor), Gunter Torner (Editor)

Paperback Published: 31st January 2003
ISBN: 9781402010583
Number Of Pages: 364

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This book focuses on aspects of mathematical beliefs, from a variety of different perspectives. Current knowledge of the field is synthesized and existing boundaries are extended. The volume is intended for researchers in the field, as well as for mathematics educators teaching the next generation of students.

Tables and Figures
Acknowledgements
Contributors
Setting the Scene
Beliefs: Conceptualization and Measurement
Framing Students' Mathematics-Related Beliefs. A Quest for Conceptual Clarity and a Comprehensive Categorization
Rethinking Characterizations of Beliefs
Affect, Meta-Affect, and Mathematical Belief Structures
Mathematical Beliefs A Search for Common Ground: Some Theoretical Considerations on Structuring Beliefs, Some Research Questions, and Some Phenomenological Observations
Measuring Mathematical Beliefs and Their Impact on the Learning of Mathematics: A new Approach
Synthesis Beliefs and Mathematics Education: Implications for Learning, Teaching, and Research
Teacher's Beliefs
Mathematics Teacher Change and Development. The Role of Beliefs
Mathematics Teacher's Beliefs and Experiences with Innovative Curriculum Materials. The Role of Curriculum in Teacher Development
A Four Year Follow-up Study of Teachers'Beliefs after Participating in a Teacher Enhancement Project
Belief Structure and Inservice High School Mathematics Teacher Growth
Participation and Reification in Learning to Teach: The Role of Knowledge and Beliefs
A Study of the Mathematics Teaching Efficacy Beliefs of Primary Teachers
A Study of the Mathematics Teaching Efficacy Beliefs and on Change
Students'Beliefs
Beliefs about Mathematics and Mathematics Learning in the Secondary School: Measurement and Implications for Motivation
"The Answer is Really 4.5": Beliefs about Word Problems
Beliefs about the Nature of Mathematics in the Bridging of Everyday and School Mathematical Practices
Beliefs and Norms in the Mathematics Classroom
Intuitive Beliefs, Formal Definitions and Undefined Operations: Cases of Division by Zero
Implications of Research on Students' Beliefs for Classroom Practice
Index
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ISBN: 9781402010583
ISBN-10: 1402010583
Series: Mathematics Education Library
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 364
Published: 31st January 2003
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 1.2