Math, Mindset

Developing Growth Mindset in an Inquiry Based Math Class

I have been researching the use of ‘good’ questions in math via the book Open-Ended Maths Activities by Peter Sullivan and Pat Liburn. This book challenges teachers to think more deeply about math questioning and about providing students with opportunities to show the depth of their thinking.  It places math understanding on a continuum and allows you… Continue reading Developing Growth Mindset in an Inquiry Based Math Class

Brain Research, Mindset

One Step Towards A Growth Mindset

A lot has been said of developing a growth mindset.  Carol Dweck is a great person to start with if you are unfamiliar with this term.  Essentially, it means that: people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates… Continue reading One Step Towards A Growth Mindset