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A positive attitude and growth mindset can help students persevere and see the rewards of productive struggle.
According to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine, children with a positive attitude towards math in school were more likely to succeed in solving a math problem than those with a negative attitude. Study author Professor Vinod Menon says, “We saw that if you have a strong interest and self-perceived ability in math, it results in enhanced memory and more efficient engagement of the brain’s problem-solving capacities.” Read more about the study here.
A positive attitude and growth mindset are critical for math learning. They can help students persevere and see the rewards of productive struggle. Without a growth mindset, it becomes easy for students (and adults!) to fall into a pattern of avoiding risks and feeling defeated.
Sami Briceño, one of our Master Math Practitioners, shared eight strategies for helping students develop a growth mindset in one of our previous webinars, "Empowering Students in a Growth Mindset Classroom." Here are a few highlights:
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Create a culture that recognizes and values mistakes as opportunities to learn. Being outside your comfort zone is an extremely important place to be!
Sami Briceño, Master Math Practitioner, Carnegie Learning