This student-created math rap won a contest we recently sponsored in a California school district. According to the teacher, “from making this video and putting this into practice, my students have a growth mindset in all that they do!”
The Mathematical Mindsets course helps teachers inspire and boost math achievement. You’ll learn the latest neuroscientific research on the best methods by which students learn math, as well as the specific methods and approaches you can use to successfully help your students develop a growth mindset.
In this class, Dr. Jo Boaler will provide visual examples of how she taught mathematics to 6th and 7th grade students using these effective techniques. The teaching intervention, which was 18 lessons long, raised the students’ test scores by an average of 50%.
Participants will also hear from thought leaders such as Carol Dweck and Steve Strogatz.
Methods to start math class off right
Messages and praise we give students
Teaching visual mathematics
Approaches to designing and choosing good tasks
Techniques to encourage productive class and group discussions
Ways to encourage a mistakes-friendly environment
Methods of inspiring mathematical problem solving and investigation
Mathematical Mindsets is an online course, consisting of approximately 30 classroom videos. It will take approximately 30 hours to complete. The course includes an online community where teachers are invited to discuss the videos and topics with other participants. It is completely aligned with the Common Core standards.
It is recommended teachers first take How to Learn Math for Teachers to learn the basic concepts of the growth mindset before enrolling in Mathematical Mindsets.
Who Should Take This Course:
Math teachers for any grade level (K-16)
$99 per person
A discounted rate is available for groups of 150 or more, at $75 per person
This is an extract from Ben Woodford’s Statistics class. The students are working on finding patterns in Pascal’s Triangle and then making a pattern of their own that they share with each other. You will notice that we hear primarily from the male students in the class during the video. With the exception of the ending when one of the young women presents the pattern she created. One reason for the gender imbalance in the discussions is that the class has 19 males and 5 females. The school itself, a new school on the central coast of California, is 60% male and 40% female. The teachers and administrators are working to improve the ratio of males to females at the school as well as the ratio of male to female students in the Statistics course.