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Creating a Growth Mindset in the Mathematics Classroom for Grades 6-8

Banish math anxiety and give students of all ages a clear roadmap to success Mathematical Mindsets provides practical strategies and activities to help teachers show all children, even those who are convinced that they are bad at math, that they can enjoy and succeed in math. Learn how to turn research findings into practical activities and advice. Learn how students can go from self-doubt to strong self-confidence, which is so important to math learning. Mathematical Mindsets: Explains how the brain processes mathematics learning, Reveals how to turn mistakes and struggles into valuable learning experiences, Provides examples of rich mathematical activities to replace rote learning, and Explains ways to give students a positive math mindset. Scores of students hate and fear math, so they end up leaving school without an understanding of basic mathematical concepts. Their evasion and departure hinders math-related pathways and STEM career opportunities. Mathematical Mindsets provides a proven, practical roadmap to mathematics success for any student at any age.
Based on the books Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck and Mathematical Mindsets by Jo Boaler. Participants will receive a copy of Jo Boaler’s book.

TESS Components: 1b, 2b, 2d, 3b, 3c, 4e, 4f

Important Session Information:

Handouts (if applicable) will be available within five days prior to the session date and can be accessed at the Crowley’s Ridge Educational Service Co-op website. http://crowleys.crsc.k12.ar.us/handouts

There is a $25 fee per day for all participants outside the CRESC area.  No professional development credit will be given until fee is paid.

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Session ID:
Credits Available:
(6) Hours
Seats Filled:
24 / 30
Contact Person:
Retha Gipson
Dianne Bounds
Retha Gipson
Audiences:  6-8, Asst. Principals, GT, Principals, Special Ed, Instructional Leaders, Instructional Facilitators
Date Time Location
6/12/2018 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM CRESC - Harrisburg School District - Harrisburg Middle Room 703