Effort Alone will not Develop a Growth Mindset in Math

Patti Chesney June 16, 2016

Presented at:
SCL Conference 2016


math student Carol’s Dweck’s book Mindset has revolutionized classrooms across the country. But in an effort to get on the bandwagon, many people have mistakenly associated effort alone with growth mindset. In this session we will explore best teaching practices to develop and maximize the benefits of a growth mindset in teaching mathematics.


Math Mindset Students


Patti Chesney
Patti Chesney has been instructing children, teachers, administrators and parents across the United States in the pedagogy and instructional strategies of the highly successful Singapore Math philosophy since 2008. Patti has eleven years of teaching experience, nine of which have been at Regents School of Austin. She led the initial transition from Saxon Math to the Singapore Math Primary Math Series, then to Math in Focus. Patti will begin serving as a Grammar School Director at Regents in the 2015-2016 school year.

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Singapore Math in the Classical School

Article - SCL Conference 2015

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