Professeure d'éducation à l'université de Stanford, Jo Boaler a développé une
méthode révolutionnaire pour en finir avec les préjugés sur nos capacités d'apprentissage.
En se fondant sur les dernières recherches en neurosciences, elle propose
six clés qui révèlent le potentiel extraordinaire de notre cerveau, à commencer
par trois principes essentiels :
Principe n° 1 : notre cerveau est en perpétuelle croissance.
Principe n° 2 : nos erreurs sont nos meilleures alliées.
Principe n° 3 : nous pouvons changer notre cerveau en changeant nos croyances.
Parler trois langues, devenir une bête en calcul, jouer de la clarinette : contrairement aux idées reçues, tout cela est possible, peu importe notre âge. Il suffit de se lancer !
Traduit de l'anglais (États-Unis) par Chloé Royer.
A propos de l'autrice :
Professeure d'éducation à l'université de Stanford, Jo Boaler s'est spécialisée dans l'apprentissage des mathématiques. Cofondatrice de la plateforme YouCubed, elle propose aux étudiants, aux professeurs et aux parents des ressources pour améliorer leurs capacités dans cette matière. Très impliquée dans ce domaine, elle a écrit plusieurs livres sur le sujet, et son travail a été publié dans le TIME Magazine et le New York Times.
"Highly accessible and enjoyable for readers who love and loathe math." --Booklist A critical read for teachers and parents who want to improve children's mathematics learning, What's Math Got to Do with It? is "an inspiring resource" (Publishers Weekly). Featuring all the important advice and suggestions in the original edition of What's Math Got to Do with It?, this revised edition is now updated with new research on the brain and mathematics that is revolutionizing scientists' understanding of learning and potential.
As always Jo Boaler presents research findings through practical ideas that can be used in classrooms and homes. The new What's Math Got to Do with It? prepares teachers and parents for the Common Core, shares Boaler's work on ways to teach mathematics for a "growth mindset," and includes a range of advice to inspire teachers and parents to give their students the best mathematical experience possible.
Banish math anxiety and give students of all ages a clear roadmap to success Mathematical Mindsets provides practical strategies and activities to help teachers and parents show all children, even those who are convinced that they are bad at math, that they can enjoy and succeed in math. Jo Boaler-Stanford researcher, professor of math education, and expert on math learning-has studied why students don't like math and often fail in math classes. She's followed thousands of students through middle and high schools to study how they learn and to find the most effective ways to unleash the math potential in all students. There is a clear gap between what research has shown to work in teaching math and what happens in schools and at home. This book bridges that gap by turning research findings into practical activities and advice. Boaler translates Carol Dweck's concept of 'mindset' into math teaching and parenting strategies, showing how students can go from self-doubt to strong self-confidence, which is so important to math learning. Boaler reveals the steps that must be taken by schools and parents to improve math education for all. Mathematical Mindsets: Explains how the brain processes mathematics learning Reveals how to turn mistakes and struggles into valuable learning experiences Provides examples of rich mathematical activities to replace rote learning Explains ways to give students a positive math mindset Gives examples of how assessment and grading policies need to change to support real understanding Scores of students hate and fear math, so they end up leaving school without an understanding of basic mathematical concepts. Their evasion and departure hinders math-related pathways and STEM career opportunities. Research has shown very clear methods to change this phenomena, but the information has been confined to research journals-until now. Mathematical Mindsets provides a proven, practical roadmap to mathematics success for any student at any age.
Engage students in mathematics using growth mindset techniques The most challenging parts of teaching mathematics are engaging students and helping them understand the connections between mathematics concepts. In this volume, you'll find a collection of low floor, high ceiling tasks that will help you do just that, by looking at the big ideas at the fifth-grade level through visualization, play, and investigation. During their work with tens of thousands of teachers, authors Jo Boaler, Jen Munson, and Cathy Williams heard the same message-that they want to incorporate more brain science into their math instruction, but they need guidance in the techniques that work best to get across the concepts they needed to teach. So the authors designed Mindset Mathematics around the principle of active student engagement, with tasks that reflect the latest brain science on learning. Open, creative, and visual mathematics tasks have been shown to improve student test scores, and more importantly change their relationship with mathematics and start believing in their own potential. The tasks in Mindset Mathematics reflect the lessons from brain science that: There is no such thing as a math person - anyone can learn mathematics to high levels. Mistakes, struggle and challenge are the most important times for brain growth. Speed is unimportant in mathematics. Mathematics is a visual and beautiful subject, and our brains want to think visually about mathematics. With engaging questions, open-ended tasks, and four-color visuals that will help kids get excited about mathematics, Mindset Mathematics is organized around nine big ideas which emphasize the connections within the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and can be used with any current curriculum.