Math & Science
Course No. MA400o, MA500o
Create a mathematics classroom atmosphere where students no longer fear math, no longer have anxiety about math, and no longer think they are simply just not good at math. Jo Boaler is a Stanford University professor with research-based and field-tested strategies whose book Mathematical MIndsets will help you create a math classroom where students experience mathematics though a positive growth mindset method. Videos and additional website readings will complement the Mathematical Mindsets book. Teachers will learn to create mathematical tasks, assessments, and feedback that encourage student growth, understanding, and joy as their students master mathematical ideas and concepts.
This course is appropriate for teachers K-12.
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- An understanding of how the brain functions when students learn math, make mistakes, and struggle.
- The ability to create mathematical mindsets in their students.
- Learn how to create rich mathematical tasks.
- The knowledge to create heterogeneous groups that lend themselves to higher level mathematical thinking.
- Learn how to create assessments for a growth mindset.
- Strategies for creating a classroom based on positive growth mindset.
Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students' Potential through Creative Math, Inspiring Messages and Innovative Teaching (Mindset Mathematics)ISBN# 0470894520 by Boaler, Jo, Dweck, Carol Wiley-Interscience
Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students' Potential through Creative Math, Inspiring Messages & Innovative Teaching is approximately $11 at Amazon.com
I started this journey enthusiastic to find new ideas and ways to change my students’ mindset about not being a “math person”, and I can say I’m very happy that I could accomplish my goal. I have more than many ideas and inspirational examples from taking this course. I can say that I was taken into an amazing journey of learning new strategies, ideas, and experienced the excitement of seeing these strategies implemented in many successful math classrooms.
Thanks for having this class available and helping me to accomplish my goal.
Every summer I always look forward to taking classes from The Heritage Institute, especially from Dr. Sedler and Ms. Suzanne Warner! I appreciate how I can expand my knowledge at a pace that works for me. Thank for helping me better myself through the pursuit of higher education.
Great leadership through a fantastic book.
1st Grade Teacher
Suzanne Warner was very knowledge, helpful, and responsive. I would definitely take another course from her. Thanks for the new knowledge, Suzanne! I am already applying what I learned to my teaching.
1st Grade Teacher