Foreword vii Introduction ix CHAPTER 1 The Brain and Mathematics Learning 1 CHAPTER 2 The Power of Mistakes and Struggle 11 CHAPTER 3 The Creativity and Beauty in Mathematics 21 CHAPTER 4 Creating Mathematical Mindsets: The Importance of Flexibility with Numbers 33 CHAPTER 5 Rich Mathematical Tasks 57 CHAPTER 6 Mathematics and the Path to Equity 93 CHAPTER 7 From Tracking to Growth Mindset Grouping 111 CHAPTER 8 Assessment for a Growth Mindset 141 CHAPTER 9 Teaching Mathematics for a Growth Mindset 171 References 209 Appendix A 217 Appendix B 269 About the Author 279 Index 281
DR. JO BOALER is a professor of mathematics education at Stanford University. The author of seven books and numerous research articles, she serves as an advisor to several Silicon Valley companies and is a White House presenter on girls and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). She is a regular contributor to news and radio in the United States and England and recently formed youcubed.org to give teachers and parents the resources and ideas they need to inspire and excite students about mathematics.
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