Math teachers in grades 6-12 often deal with students who have a fixed mindset about math; "I'm not good at math" or "I don't 'do' math" are common perspectives among many middle and high school students. In this course, teachers demonstrate practical, classroom-proven strategies and techniques to change students' attitudes about math and greatly enhance their understanding of key mathematical concepts. These strategies are effective with students in all levels of math courses in grades 6-12.
You will learn how to:
- make the most of mistakes to enhance students' math learning and build their confidence
- "open up" math problems and tasks to promote thinking, collaborating, and multiple ways of arriving at solutions
- infuse inviting activities and tasks into math classrooms to boost students' interest, increase their participation and enhance their mathematics learning
- transform students' fixed mindset to a positive growth mindset
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