elements of growth mindset

In a previous blog, I talked about fixed vs growth mindsets and shared research about the impacts of mindsets in math. We’ve all seen the effects of fixed mindsets in our classrooms. Students get frustrated, shut down, and believe they aren’t capable of learning. And this happens all too often with word problems.  Today I’m […]

February 21, 2024

Do your students lack a growth mindset with word problems in math?

In math, we tend to think of units as something we talk about when we’re teaching measurement. But we don’t always think “Why are units important in math?” Today, I want to explore why they’re a critical part of comprehending word problems, or number stories. It’s been awhile since we’ve had a refresher on the […]

February 7, 2024

Why are units important in math and for understanding number stories (aka word problems)?