Understanding Emotions in Mathematical Thinking and Learning

Understanding Emotions in Mathematical Thinking and Learning

1st Edition - May 12, 2017

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  • Editor: Ulises Xolocotzin
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128024898
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128022184

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Emotions play a critical role in mathematical cognition and learning. Understanding Emotions in Mathematical Thinking and Learning offers a multidisciplinary approach to the role of emotions in numerical cognition, mathematics education, learning sciences, and affective sciences. It addresses ways in which emotions relate to cognitive processes involved in learning and doing mathematics, including processing of numerical and physical magnitudes (e.g. time and space), performance in arithmetic and algebra, problem solving and reasoning attitudes, learning technologies, and mathematics achievement. Additionally, it covers social and affective issues such as identity and attitudes toward mathematics.

Key Features

  • Covers methodologies in studying emotion in mathematical knowledge
  • Reflects the diverse and innovative nature of the methodological approaches and theoretical frameworks proposed by current investigations of emotions and mathematical cognition
  • Includes perspectives from cognitive experimental psychology, neuroscience, and from sociocultural, semiotic, and discursive approaches
  • Explores the role of anxiety in mathematical learning
  • Synthesizes unifies the work of multiple sub-disciplines in one place

Readership

Academics/researchers, graduate and undergraduate students specializing in the following disciplines: cognitive psychology; infant cognition; cognitive neuroscience; behavioral genetics; educational psychology; early childhood education; and special education

Table of Contents

  • PART I INTRODUCTION: AN OVERVIEW OF THE FIELD
    1 – An Overview of the Growth and Trends of Current Research on Emotions and Mathematics
    Ulises Xolocotzin
    Chapter 2 - Appraising Emotion in Mathematical Knowledge: Reflections on Methodology
    Inés Mª Gómez-Chacón

    PART II COGNITION AND EMOTION IN MATHEMATICAL ACTIVITY
    Chapter 3 - Being in Control
    Alexandre Borovik
    Chapter 4 – Epistemic States of Convincement: A Conceptualization from the Practice of Mathematicians and Neurobiology
    Rigo-Lemini Mirela and Benjamín Martínez-Navarro
    Chapter 5 – The Impact of Anxiety and Working Memory on Algebraic Reasoning
    Kelly Trezise and Robert A Reeve

    PART III EMOTIONS IN THE LEARNING AND TEACHNING OF MATHEMATICS
    PART IIIA LEARNERS IN DIFFERENT EDUCATIONAL LEVELS
    Chapter 6 - Students’ Emotional Experiences Learning Mathematics in Canadian Schools
    Jo Towers, Miwa Aoki Takeuchi, Jennifer Hall, and Lyndon C. Martin
    Chapter 7 - "I did Use to Like Maths…": Emotional Changes Towards Mathematics During Secondary School Education
    Paul Hernandez-Martinez and Maria Pampaka
    Chapter 8 - When Being Good at Math Is Not Enough: How Students’ Beliefs About the Nature of Mathematics Impact Decisions to Pursue Optional Math Education
    Michelle Hurst & Sara Cordes

    PART IIIB LEARNERS WITH MATHEMATICAL DIFFICULTIES
    Chapter 9 - Special Needs in Mathematics Classrooms: Relationships with Others
    Melissa Rodd
    Chapter 10 - The Construct Mathematical Resilience
    Clare Lee, Sue Johnston-Wilder

    PART IIIC LEARNERS OUT OF THE SCHOOL
    Chapter 11 - The Emotions Experienced While Learning Mathematics at Home
    Janet Goodall, Sue Johnston-Wilder, and Rosemary Russell
    Chapter 12 - Parents’ and Children’s Mathematics Anxiety
    Sophie Batchelor, Camilla Gilmore & Matthew Inglis

    PART IIID MATHEMATICS TEACHERS
    Chapter 13 - ‘I Hate Maths’: Changing Primary School Teachers’ Relationship with Mathematics
    Mike Askew and Hamsa Venkat
    Chapter 14 - Using Students’ Emotional Experiences to Guide Task Design in Mathematics Content Courses
    Kelli M. Slaten and Sarah E. Ives

    PART IV THEORETICAL ADVANCES
    Chapter 15 - Digging Beneath Dual Systems Theory and the Bicameral Brain: Abductions About the Human Psyche from Experience in Mathematical Problem Solving
    John Mason & Martina Metz
    Chapter 16 - On the Irreducibility of Acting, Emoting, and Thinking: A Societal-Historical Approach to Affect in Mathematical Activity
    Wolff-Michael Roth and Margaret Walshaw
    Chapter 17 - Emotional Orientations and Somatic Markers: Expertise and Decision-Making in the Mathematics Classroom
    David Reid, Laurinda Brown, and Tracy Helliwell

Product details

  • No. of pages: 474
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2017
  • Published: May 12, 2017
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128024898
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128022184

About the Editor

Ulises Xolocotzin

Ulises Xolocotzin is a faculty member in the Mathematics Education Department at the Centre for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (Cinvestav-IPN). He completed his undergraduate studies in Psychology, and an MSc in Educational Psychology, at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Following this, he obtained a PhD in Psychology at the Learning Sciences Research Institute in the University of Nottingham. After postdoctoral positions at the University of Bristol and Cinvestav, he was a full-time researcher in the Education and University Research Institute (IISUE) at UNAM. His work focuses on the psychology of mathematics education, with a special interest in how emotion relates to cognition during mathematical activity.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute for Research in Education and University, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico

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