Here are some resources to help establish a classroom culture that promote the Standards for Mathematical Practice, growth mindset, and students’ confidence in understanding mathematics. How can we begin to shift the culture of our mathematics classrooms to ensure students are doing the talking, the thinking, and the mathematics in class (and not solely their teachers)?
- Growth Mindset in Mathematics card (for teachers – from Jo Boaler; youcubed.org)
- Positive Norms to Encourage in Math Class (for classrooms – from Jo Boaler; youcubed.org)
- See more growth mindset in mathematics resources at youcubed.org
- I grabbed this from a St. Vrain educator:
What’s missing here? What mathematical norms do you have in your classroom to create an inclusive, student-centered environment that promotes access, learning, and success for all students in mathematics? What norms would students create? What norms could come out of the question, “Would I want to be a learner in my classroom?”
(Want to learn more about promoting growth mindset in mathematics? Check out Jo Boaler’s book, Mathematical Mindsets)