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Article/Essay

Description:

<p>There is a huge elephant standing in most math classrooms, it is the idea that &nbsp;only some students can do well in math. &nbsp;Students believe it, parents believe it and teachers believe it. &nbsp;The myth that math is a gift that some students have and some do not, is one of the most damaging ideas that pervades education in &nbsp;the US and that stands in the way of students’ math achievement.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>This short paper summarizes five recent and important areas of knowledge that have emerged from studies of the brain and learning and that address this myth head-on.</p>

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Mathematics > Algebra
  • Mathematics > Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics > Arithmetic
  • Mathematics > Calculus
  • Mathematics > Careers
  • Mathematics > Data Analysis & Probability
  • Mathematics > Equations
  • Mathematics > Estimation
  • Mathematics > Geometry
  • Mathematics > Graphing
  • Mathematics > Measurement
  • Mathematics > Number Sense & Operations
  • Mathematics > Patterns
  • Mathematics > Problem Solving
  • Mathematics > Statistics
  • Mathematics > Trigonometry

Education Levels:

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  • Grade 6
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  • Professional Education & Development
  • Higher Education
  • Graduate
  • Undergraduate-Upper Division
  • Undergraduate-Lower Division
  • Special Education

Keywords:

mindset research articles journals professional development data math

Language:

English

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