These ideas, and the work put in place already, led us as a Primary school to prioritise the understanding of mathematical mindsets for the first two weeks of school. We have spent this time challenging students to understand and experience the four pillars of a successful mathematician. Being curious, being collaborative, being resourceful and being resilient.
These four ‘mindsets’ are such fantastic resources for our students to have. We have realised the importance of these not just as learners, but also as people outside of school. It would be wonderful if you spent some time with your child and talked to them about how they have shown these ‘mindsets’ in maths and any area of their life. Sharing experiences together is a great way to promote this learning.
If you would like to find out more about Jo Boaler and have some resources to support your child at home you can visit these websites (https://www.youcubed.org/ and https://nrich.maths.org/).