The Fixed Mindset Testing Culture in Math
This video explains how the current testing culture in math makes students afraid of making mistakes and enforces a fixed mindset.
- Constant testing focuses on right or wrong. This makes students afraid of making mistakes and discourages them from diving into material more deeply.
- Timed tests convey that getting answers quickly is more important than fully understanding concepts and causes math anxiety.
- For ideas on teaching automaticity and number sense, visit youcubed.org/category/teaching-ideas/number-sense/.
- To see similar videos about growth mindset in math, sign up for Professor Jo Boaler’s course, How to Learn Math, and check out youcubed.org.
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