Mathematical Mindset Book Study

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Mathematical Mindset Book Study

For the 2016-2017 Mathematical Mindset online book study, we will be using this format! The assignments will be chunked in 2 week segments with 3 to 4 assignments each. You are receiving 12 hours credit, so please put time and thought into each set of assignments. If you have questions along the way, email

Chapter 6 Mathematics and the Path to Equity (Due Feb.3)

Chapter 7 From Tracking to Growth Mindset Grouping (Due Feb. 17)

Review the SMILE cards activities. Choose one SMILE card activity to review and use in your classroom. Click here to add a Google Slide presenting your review. Make sure to include:

o TEKS connections

o Why you chose to use this activity

o How you implemented in your classroom

(e.x., Was it used as the lesson? As a formative Assessment?)

o Any changes you would make next time.

Chapter 8 Assessment for a Growth Mindset (Mar. 3)

Assignment 1:

  • · Review the self-assessments on pages 244-249.
  • · Create a self-assessment for your students to use with your next unit. Provide the self-assessment to students before they start the next unit and have them check-in throughout the unit and see if their results have changed. **Upload a copy of your self-assessment to to the google folder.**.
  • · During the unit, also use the peer assessment from page 250 with your students to allow for peer reflection as well.
  • · Blog about your reflection of using self and peer assessments in the classroom. (This supports the Instruction Domain in TTESS) Click for Blog!

Assignment 2:

· Create a “Doodle” (Chapter 8) to summarize this chapter. You can take a picture of your doodle and upload it to google folder.

Chapter 9: Teaching Mathematics for a Growth Mindset (Mar. 10)

Watch the video on the blog and comment with your reaction.

Wrap It UP!

Twitter Night-***Thursday, April 6, 2017 @ 8pm***

Q1 What is your mathematical Mindset?

Q2 “No one is good at all of these ways of working, but everyone is good at some of them.” What is your take-away from this statement in regards to multidimensional strategies?

Q3 Why do we need to provide opportunities that will encourage students to pose questions, reasons, justification and be skeptical?

Q4 What is your biggest struggle with grouping in your classroom?

Q5 What is the value of modeling and connecting mathematics?

Q6 What is the value of open-ended tasks?

Q7 What has resonated most with you from the Mathematical Mindset book study?