Convincing Students to Change Their Mindsets about Their Math Abilities
Toolkit OverviewThis toolkit contains video, internet assessments and pdf resources which can be used individually or collectively as a homework assignment, or as an in-class presentation to introduce students to the growth potential of their brains. An assessment is included to assist students in identifying their own mindsets. The video resources are closed-captioned and presented by prominent professionals in their field.
Steps To Implement
I generally assign this activity as an extension of class by introducing one video during class and assigning one to two mindset assessments, two additional short videos and a brief pdf reading assignment. I encourage students to take notes while watching the videos and reading the assigned article. I ask the students to be prepared to display a screenshot of their mindset results, and create a brief summary of what they learned from the information.