Help students unleash their potential to learn math through innovative teaching built around mathematical mindsets. Discover how visualizing, playing, and investigating pave the way for open student thinking, for powerful brain connections, for engagement, and for deep understanding of math concepts!
Help students unleash their potential to learn math through innovative teaching built around mathematical mindsets. Discover how visualizing, playing, and investigating pave the way for open student thinking, for powerful brain connections, for engagement, and for deep understanding of math concepts. Explore methods for creating an environment that values mistakes. Become familiar with the impact that positive messages have on students. Learn new strategies to increase student achievement. A Google email account and use of Drive is recommended for this course.
Required Text: Mathematical Mindsets, Jo Boaler.
This course will give student opportunity to:
- Describe what happens to the brain when learning takes place and the impact this has for students when learning math.
- Explore and use strategies that you could use when teaching math that would help students develop a growth mindset.
- Develop lesson plans that will encourage students to be curious and motivated thinkers and learners for math as well as other core subjects.
Course Relation to CCS or other Professional Standards Quality Professional Learning Standards: Element B: Pedagogy Quality professional learning expands educators’ instructional and assessment skills, practices, and behaviors so that all students meet content and performance expectations and are ready for college and careers.
INDICATORS Quality professional learning: 1. Builds educators’ repertoires of evidence-based instructional approaches for various content areas and diverse student learning needs.
ISTE Standards: Learner: Educators continually improve their practice by learning from and with others and exploring proven and promising practices that leverage technology to improve student learning. 1c: Educators stay current with research that supports improved student learning outcomes, including findings from the learning sciences.Get Syllabus Ask a Question Register Now
20 years teaching middle school and high school math.
Professional Outlook: I enjoy helping my students see that math has a place in their lives, and that they can be successful.
Personal: I enjoy cooking, reading, skiing, the beach and anything that involves spending time with my dog.