Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Markku S. Hannula, Pietro Di Martino, Marilena Pantziara, Qiaoping Zhang, Francesca Morselli, Einat Heyd-Metzuyanim et al.
    Pages 1-35 Open Access

About this book


This book records the state of the art in research on mathematics-related affect. It discusses the concepts and theories of mathematics-related affect along the lines of three dimensions. 

The first dimension identifies three broad categories of affect: motivation, emotions, and beliefs. The book contains one chapter on motivation, including discussions on how emotions and beliefs relate to motivation. There are two chapters that focus on beliefs and a chapter on attitude which cross-cuts through all these categories. The second dimension covers a rapidly fluctuating state to a more stable trait. All chapters in the book focus on trait-type affect and the chapter on motivation discusses both these dimensions. The third dimension regards the three main levels of theorizing: physiological (embodied), psychological (individual) and social. All chapters reflect that mathematics-related affect has mainly been studied using psychological theories.


Attitude Self-efficacy Teachers' Beliefs Identity Motivation Engagement Structures Social Behavior Individual Factors Social Norms

Authors and affiliations

  • Markku S. Hannula
    • 1
  • Pietro Di Martino
    • 2
  • Marilena Pantziara
    • 3
  • Qiaoping Zhang
    • 4
  • Francesca Morselli
    • 5
  • Einat Heyd-Metzuyanim
    • 6
  • Sonja Lutovac
    • 7
  • Raimo Kaasila
    • 8
  • James A. Middleton
    • 9
  • Amanda Jansen
    • 10
  • Gerald A Goldin
    • 11
  1. 1.University of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of PisaPisaItaly
  3. 3.Cyprus Pedagogical InstituteNicosiaCyprus
  4. 4.Curriculum and InstructionThe Chinese University of Hong KongShatinHong Kong
  5. 5.Dipartimento Di MatematicaUniversity of GenovaGenovaItaly
  6. 6.Education in Technology and ScienceTechnion-Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael
  7. 7.Faculty of EducationUniversity of OuluOuluFinland
  8. 8. Faculty of EducationUniversity of OuluOuluFinland
  9. 9.Sch. of Eng. for Matter, Transp. and EneArizona State UniversityTempeUSA
  10. 10.School of EducationUniversity of DelawareNewarkUSA
  11. 11.Graduate School of EducationRutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-32810-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-32811-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-5947
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-5955
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