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Students' and Teachers' Values, Attitudes, Feelings and Beliefs in Mathematics Classrooms

Selected Papers from the 22nd MAVI Conference

  • Hanna Palmér
  • Jeppe Skott

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Annette Rouleau, Peter Liljedahl
    Pages 25-32
  3. Susanna Oksanen, Juulia Lahdenperä, Johanna Rämö
    Pages 33-42
  4. Dorte Moeskær Larsen, Camilla Hellsten Østergaard, Jeppe Skott
    Pages 53-63
  5. Pessia Tsamir, Dina Tirosh, Esther Levenson, Ruthi Barkai
    Pages 65-75
  6. Paul Andrews, Mona Nosrati
    Pages 113-124
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 145-148

About this book


This contributed volume is an exciting product of the 22nd MAVI conference, which presents cutting-edge research on affective issues in teaching and learning math. The teaching and learning of mathematics is highly dependent on students’ and teachers’ values, attitudes, feelings, beliefs and motivations towards mathematics and mathematics education. These peer-reviewed contributions provide critical insights through their theoretically and methodologically diverse analyses of relevant issues related to affective factors in teaching and learning math and offer new tools and strategies by which to evaluate affective factors in students’ and teachers’ mathematical activities in the classroom.

Among the topics discussed:

  • The relationship between proxies for learning and mathematically related beliefs.
  • Teaching for entrepreneurial and mathematical competences.
  • Prospective teachers’ conceptions of the concepts mean, median, and mode.
  • Prospective teachers’ approach to reasoning and proof
  • The impact of assessment on students’ experiences of mathematics.

Through its thematic connections to teacher education, professional development, assessment, entrepreneurial competences, and reasoning and proof, Students' and Teachers' Values, Attitudes, Feelings and Beliefs in Mathematics Classrooms proves to be a valuable resource for educators, practitioners, and students for applications at primary, secondary, and university levels.


MAVI Conference Beliefs Attitudes Didactical practices Affective variables PISA assessment framework Self-efficacy scale Statistical literacy Reasoning and proof Teacher identity Educational norms Teaching for entrepreneurial competency Mathematics assessment Mathematics-related beliefs Mathematical reasoning

Editors and affiliations

  • Hanna Palmér
    • 1
  • Jeppe Skott
    • 2
  1. 1.Mathematics EducationLinnaeus UniversityVäxjöSweden
  2. 2.Mathematics EducationLinnaeus UniversityVäxjöSweden

About the editors

Hanna Palmér is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Linnaeus Univeristy in Växjö, Sweden. Her research is focused on mathematics teaching and learning in preschool, preschool class and primary school. Her special interests are problem solving in mathematics, digital technology in mathematics education and entrepreneurial competences. She is also interested in the professional identity development of mathematics teachers.

Jeppe Skott is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Linnaeus Univeristy in Växjö, Sweden. 

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