Affect and Mathematics Education

Fresh Perspectives on Motivation, Engagement, and Identity

The ICME-13 topic study group on affect, beliefs and identity in mathematics education served as the catalyst for this book. The work presented offers a timely addition to the body of work on the interaction between affect and mathematics education. New trends in research in the area are presented and critiqued.

The introduction and a survey chapter provide a succinct overview of the state-of-the-art in the field of mathematics-related affect. This is followed by work divided into three main parts: motivation and values, engagement and identity in mathematics education. Each part 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. Finally, the editors provide a chapter in which they review the scope of the work presented and look ahead at future directions in the area of mathematics education-related affect.