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Affect and Mathematics Education

Fresh Perspectives on Motivation, Engagement, and Identity

  • Presents a selection of current empirical studies, and a visionary chapter on future directions

  • Includes recent developments in the areas of motivation, engagement, and identity

  • Provides a broad spectrum of theoretical and methodological approaches

Part of the book series: ICME-13 Monographs (ICME13Mo)

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Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction and Overview

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Fresh Perspectives on Motivation, Engagement, and Identity: An Introduction

      • Markku S. Hannula, Gilah C. Leder, Francesca Morselli, Maike Vollstedt, Qiaoping Zhang
      Pages 3-14Open Access
    3. Mathematics-Related Beliefs and Affect

      • Gilah C. Leder
      Pages 15-35Open Access
  3. Engagement and Flow

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 231-231
    2. Exploring Flow in Pre-service Primary Teachers Doing Measurement Tasks

      • Ana Belén Montoro, Francisco Gil
      Pages 283-308Open Access
  4. Identity

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 321-321
    2. The Interplay of Rationality and Identity in a Mathematical Group Work

      • Laura Branchetti, Francesca Morselli
      Pages 323-344Open Access

About this book

This open access book, inspired by the ICME 13 topic study group “Affect, beliefs and identity in mathematics education”, presents the latest trends in research in the area. Following an introduction and a survey chapter providing a concise overview of the state-of-art in the field of mathematics-related affect, the book is divided into three main sections: motivation and values, engagement, and identity in mathematics education. Each section comprises several independent chapters based on original research, as well as a reflective commentary by an expert in the area. Collectively, the chapters present a rich methodological spectrum, from narrative analysis to structural equation modelling. In the final chapter, the editors look ahead to future directions in the area of mathematics-education-related affect.

It is a timely resource for all those interested in the interaction between affect and mathematics education.


  • Mathematics education
  • Classroom Engagement
  • Values in mathematics education
  • Emotions in mathematics teaching
  • Mathematics related effect
  • Usefulness of mathematics
  • Mathematics motivation patterns
  • Personal meaning related to mathematics
  • Mathematics learning
  • Mathematics teaching
  • Mathematical group work
  • Calculus teacher
  • Teacher's professional identity
  • Open Access
  • learning and instruction


“This monograph is a great resource for those math educators who wish to have a background in the interaction of affect and mathematics education. … We need this research to continue not only for the future of our students but also for us as teachers to pass the affect, emotion, motivation, and love of mathematics to future generations.” (Peter Olszewski, MAA Reviews, November 9, 2019)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

    Markku S. Hannula

  • La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

    Gilah C. Leder

  • Faculty of Mathematics, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy

    Francesca Morselli

  • Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany

    Maike Vollstedt

  • Department of Mathematics and Information Technology, The Education University of Hong Kong, Tai Po, Hong Kong

    Qiaoping Zhang

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Affect and Mathematics Education

  • Book Subtitle: Fresh Perspectives on Motivation, Engagement, and Identity

  • Editors: Markku S. Hannula, Gilah C. Leder, Francesca Morselli, Maike Vollstedt, Qiaoping Zhang

  • Series Title: ICME-13 Monographs

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-13760-1Published: 13 June 2019

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-13763-2Published: 14 August 2020

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-13761-8Published: 03 June 2019

  • Series ISSN: 2520-8322

  • Series E-ISSN: 2520-8330

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 437

  • Number of Illustrations: 35 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Mathematics Education, Educational Psychology, Curriculum Studies, Instructional Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)