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growth mindset

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Started by charles gibson 04 May 2017 6:01pm () Replies (1)

I think a growth mindset is essential in all areas of the curriculum. Maths is often a subject that often focusses on the more traditional aspects of the number strand without branching out into the deeper thinking areas of problem solving or using authentic contexts to explore measurement and geometry. I think teachers sometimes see this in the too hard basket because of national stds expectations and time/workload constraints.  

A growth mindset in maths would see a major shift in the way we do maths and the way we do all subjects. we certainly wouldnt be math grouping by ability and our authentic math inquiry would be integrated into a bigger inquiry. It would involve solving problems, learning skills and knowledge that we would then use in an authentic context.  

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