Affect, mathematical Thinking and Intercultural learning; A Study on Educational practice

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Studies dealing with affect and mathematical learning in multicultural contexts are rare. This paper explores the interaction between mathematical thinking and affect in these contexts. A study made in 2003, in Belgium, carried out with secondary level students of Portuguese origin is presented. The methodology and the schema of analysis involved have been previously used by this author in earlier investigations in Spain. It is a framework with parameters which disclose the origin and the evaluation of the emotional responses in the subjects.
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