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Motivation is a key element of daily life. At present, ICTs are considered to be highly motivating elements that are of great importance in all sectors of the society. The objective of this research study is to measure and assess the intrinsic motivation level of university students aiming to become Elementary School teachers regarding the use of digital platforms in their math classes. Using the Self-Determination Theory and the Intrinsic Motivation Theory, these students were given a test with 20 questions based on the Intrinsic Motivation Inventory. The results support the conclusion that all participants had a high level of intrinsic motivation, which was highest in students with no previous experience in the use of said resources. It is important to improve, through motivation, the knowledge and skills of future teachers regarding the use of ICTs to enable them to awaken their students’ interest in mathematics and facilitate their learning process.
Keywords: Intrinsic motivation, ICTs, digital platforms, math classes, school teachers.
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