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Nigel Coutts

A Conceptual approach to Big Understandings and Mathematical Confidence - The Learner's... - 14 views

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    This traditional pedagogy results in students developing a negative attitude towards mathematics. Many develop a mathematical phobia and believe that they are not a "maths person". When confronted by challenging mathematics they retreat and have no or only poor strategies with which to approach new ideas. This all leads to a decline in the number of students pursuing mathematical learning beyond the years where it is compulsory. Fortunately there is a growing body of research that shows there is a better way. 
Martin Burrett

Intellectual curiosity and confidence help children take on maths and reading - 2 views

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    "Children's personalities may influence how they perform in maths and reading, according to a study by psychology researchers at The University of Texas at Austin. Proficiency in reading and maths is associated with a complex system of skills, some of which derive from personality traits. In a study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, researchers found that characteristics related to openness, such as intellectual curiosity and confidence, made children more adept to take on maths and reading than characteristics describing conscientiousness, such as diligence and perseverance."
Margaret FalerSweany

4 Tips to Build Student Confidence | Edutopia - 47 views

  • How can we help students feel in control, confident and willing to approach learning new material? How can we help them feel poised for success on assessments and confident with new material?
  • Say It Out Loud
  • Brain Dump
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  • Not All in a Straight Line
  • Be Visual or Musical
Roland Gesthuizen

Public speaking in primary school - 34 views

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    "confidence in public speaking is a valuable tool for children to have. "A clear confident speaking voice is an essential life skill that fosters self-esteem and personal confidence,"" "Children need lots of opportunities to prepare and present speeches as well as to listen to and watch others speak."
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