Positive Math Mindset
Sometimes students need a little positive boost and cheer squad when it comes to learning math. Some students come to class with their minds made up already that they can’t do math.
Firstly, in our class, CAN’T is considered a swear word.
Second, to help with building a positive mindset, we’ve created a math mantra in our class. What’s a mantra?
man·tra–a statement or slogan repeated frequently
Below is a picture of our math mantra from our Smartboard. Students also wrote it into their math notebooks and decorated their page. Having a positive attitude is so critical when it comes to achievement in math. Research has shown “that kids with a positive attitude toward math performed better in the subject”. Perhaps our math mantra will help with that this year 🙂