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ERIC Number: EJ815090
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5785
Promoting Positive Attitudes
Wilson, Paul
Mathematics Teaching Incorporating Micromath, n208 p14-16 May 2008
Schools have been preoccupied with pupils' attainment in recent years. Consequently there has been a risk of neglecting other important aspects of learning mathematics. One of these is pupils' attitudes and affective responses. In this article, the author discusses the impact of pupils' attitudes on their attainment in mathematics and the importance of fostering positive attitudes. Here, she considers three questions: (1) Why is attitude important?; (2) How does teaching affect attitude?; and (3) What can be done to promote positive attitudes?
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom