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Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students' Potential through Creative Math, Inspiring Messages and Innovative Teaching

Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students' Potential through Creative Math, Inspiring Messages and Innovative Teaching
 

Banish math anxiety and give students of all ages a clear roadmap to success Mathematical Mindsets provides practical strategies and activities to help teachers and parents show all children, even those who are convinced that they are bad at math, that they can enjoy and succeed ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780470894521
Barcode 9780470894521
Published 29 August 2016 by John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Boaler, Jo
Foreword by Dweck, Carol
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ISBN-13 9780470894521
ISBN-10 0470894520
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Imprint Jossey Bass Wiley
Publication Date 29 August 2016
International Publication Date 2 November 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Boaler, Jo
Foreword by Dweck, Carol
Category Mathematics
Education
Teaching Of A Specific Subject
Mathematics
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 188mm
Height: 233mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 638g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Mathematics - Study and teaching Middle school, Mathematics - Study and teaching Secondary
NBS Text Education & Teaching
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 372.7044
Catalogue Code 627760

Description of this Book

Banish math anxiety and give students of all ages a clear roadmap to success Mathematical Mindsets provides practical strategies and activities to help teachers and parents show all children, even those who are convinced that they are bad at math, that they can enjoy and succeed in math. Jo Boaler--Stanford researcher, professor of math education, and expert on math learning--has studied why students don't like math and often fail in math classes. She's followed thousands of students through middle and high schools to study how they learn and to find the most effective ways to unleash the math potential in all students. There is a clear gap between what research has shown to work in teaching math and what happens in schools and at home. This book bridges that gap by turning research findings into practical activities and advice. Boaler translates Carol Dweck's concept of 'mindset' into math teaching and parenting strategies, showing how students can go from self-doubt to strong self-confidence, which is so important to math learning. Boaler reveals the steps that must be taken by schools and parents to improve math education for all. Mathematical Mindsets Explains how the brain processes mathematics learning Reveals how to turn mistakes and struggles into valuable learning experiences Provides examples of rich mathematical activities to replace rote learning Explains ways to give students a positive math mindset Gives examples of how assessment and grading policies need to change to support real understanding Scores of students hate and fear math, so they end up leaving school without an understanding of basic mathematical concepts. Their evasion and departure hinders math-related pathways and STEM career opportunities. Research has shown very clear methods to change this phenomena, but the information has been confined to research journals--until now. Mathematical Mindsets provides a proven, practical roadmap to mathematics success for any student at any age.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review positive and absorbing (Teach Secondary, February 2016)
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

DR. JO BOALER is a professor of mathematics education at Stanford University. The author of seven books and numerous research articles, she serves as an advisor to several Silicon Valley companies and is a White House presenter on girls and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). She is a regular contributor to news and radio in the United States and England and recently formed youcubed.org to give teachers and parents the resources and ideas they need to inspire and excite students about mathematics.

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