If they think they can…they can: Building Belief in Guided Math Groups

Posted on April 21, 2011. Filed under: Classroom environment, Mathematical Proficiency | Tags: , , , |


 

The National Math Report states that:

  •  children’s belief’s about the relative importance of effort and ability can be changed;
  •  increased emphasis on the importance of effort is related to greater engagement and persistence on mathematics tasks;
  •  improved mathematics grades result from these changed beliefs.

If we teach them they can, they can.

If we give them guided practice and instant feedback, they can.

If they practice with purpose in centers, they can.

If we believe they can, they can.

If they believe they can, they will.

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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Your April posts about the National Math Report are enlightening and inspiring – thank you. I would love to have you at our school. Still working on it!!!! We need a boost!!!


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