Math Empowers 4
Middletown Township Public Schools
Grade 4 - Second Trimester 2017-2018
Growth Mindset with ClassDojo
Interested in motivating your students to adopt a growth mindset? ClassDojo and Stanford's PERTS Research Center teamed up to create the the first season of The Mojo Show. The five-episode video series (along with a few incredible activities) highlight the power of having a growth mindset, and how any student can learn this skill!
Click here to view a great starting activity called "Your brain is like a muscle."
The Perils and Promises of Praise
The wrong kind of praise creates self defeating behavior.
The right kind of praise motivates students to learn.
When students believe that they can develop their intelligence, they focus on doing just that.
10 Growth Mindset Praises for Teachers to Give Students
Equivalent Fractions - 4.NF.A1
Compare and Order Two Decimals - 4.NF.C7
Compare Two Decimals - 4.NF.C7
The 100th Day of School is Almost Here!
Students love to celebrate 100 and February 20 will be the 100th Day of School. One fun idea is to make 100, 100 ways. How many different expressions can fourth graders discover?
Another fun idea is having a cup building challenge. Give each team 100 solo cups. Which team can build the tallest structure? The widest? A structure where layers represent factors and multiples? Have fun!
With + Math = I Can
Join the Movement! Making a commitment to growth as a class can be a GAME CHANGER...but how can this be done? Start a journey to achieve a growth mindset together by stop saying “I’m not good at math” and be okay with making mistakes! When you embrace failure, you grow stronger.
Click here to watch a video and take a pledge together with your class - you’re on your way!