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Variation in adolescents skills in addition to earlier mathematics skills is strongly accounted for by literacy skills, beliefs in oneself as mathematics learner and mathematical task-orientation

The performance of Finnish adolescents in mathematics had dropped from the very high-end to 12th place. It started a discussion on bringing back the importance of motivation and ?fun? in learning mathematics. The problem among our adolescents is that they are not very motivated towards school in general, whereas many of them also have specific lack of motivation towards learning and comprehending mathematics.
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