Mindset Mathematics: Visualizing and Investigating Big Ideas, Grade 4

Mindset Mathematics: Visualizing and Investigating Big Ideas, Grade 4 Author Jo Boaler
ISBN-10 1119358809
ISBN-13 9781119358800
Year 2017-08-28
Pages 192
Language English
Publisher Jossey-Bass
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Engage students in mathematics using growth mindset techniques The most challenging parts of teaching mathematics are engaging students and helping them understand the connections between mathematics concepts In this volume you ll find a collection of low floor high ceiling tasks that will help you do just that by looking at the big ideas at the fourth grade level through visualization play and investigation During their work with tens of thousands of teachers authors Jo Boaler Jen Munson and Cathy Williams heard the same messagethat they want to incorporate more brain science into their math instruction but they need guidance in the techniques that work best to get across the concepts they needed to teach So the authors designed Mindset Mathematics around the principle of active student engagement with tasks that reflect the latest brain science on learning Open creative and visual math tasks have been shown to improve student test scores and more importantly change their relationship with mathematics and start believing in their own potential The tasks in Mindset Mathematics reflect the lessons from brain science that There is no such thing as a math person anyone can learn mathematics to high levels Mistakes struggle and challenge are the most important times for brain growth Speed is unimportant in mathematics Mathematics is a visual and beautiful subject and our brains want to think visually about mathematics With engaging questions open ended tasks and four color visuals that will help kids get excited about mathematics Mindset Mathematics is organized around nine big ideas which emphasize the connections within the Common Core State Standards CCSS and can be used with any current curriculum

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