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Growth Mindset: Our Mistake about Mistakes in Math

March 27, 2019 – 3:19 pm | 4 Comments | 1,207 views

Does the expression “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” ring true for some of your students’ mindsets? Or “that’s just how I am,” or even the classic “I’m just no good at (fill …

Beyond the Textbook: Small steps to nurturing girls interest in STEM careers

December 9, 2015 – 10:55 am | Comments Off on Beyond the Textbook: Small steps to nurturing girls interest in STEM careers2,769 views

“Because it’s 2015.” This Justin Trudeau quote went viral when asked why his new cabinet is half women. And yet, women in STEM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), have been on a steady decline since …

Beyond the Textbook: Righting the Math Course

September 15, 2015 – 10:44 am | Comments Off on Beyond the Textbook: Righting the Math Course1,848 views

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The lecture, textbook, worksheet, pop-quiz, test and exam cycle are the traditional delivery tools used in most schools to teach mathematics. It’s the way you and I were probably taught math. Teachers, at the …

Beyond the Textbook: The Math Dip

June 3, 2015 – 9:35 pm | 2 Comments | 2,920 views

 
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“I’m horrible in math, I’ll never use this in my life, what’s the point in trying, I suck at it, it makes no sense to me, I’ll never been good at math, this textbook is …