- just because you are faster does not make you a better mathematician,
- visualising mathematics is incredibly important for our understanding and further progress (even using our fingers!),
- making mistakes and struggling with problems is what leads to learning and helps our brains grow new connections,
- believing in our ability to improve and be successful in maths actually allows us to be (or in any subject – this is called having a Growth Mindset),
- and, perhaps most importantly, just because your parents were not successful in maths, it absolutely does NOT mean you can’t be!
Take a look at some of the work the students were doing during WIM this year.
The Maths Dept