Find answers, ask questions, and connect with our
community around the world.

Make Math Moments Academy Forums Mini-Course Reflections 2019 MMM Virtual Summit Jo Boaler: Limitless Mind – Discussion Prompt

  • Robin Dubiel

    December 6, 2019 at 8:47 am

    I am happy to say that I was one of the 62 people interviewed for this book. I find the work of Jo and her team transformational and have used the Week of Inspirational Math (WIM) lessons as groundwork for ALL the mindset/resiliency learning that happens in class.

    • Kyle Pearce

      April 5, 2020 at 7:10 pm

      Wow, what an honour that must have been! What a great message that has transformed so many math classrooms!

  • Courtney Hiltunen

    March 23, 2020 at 12:51 pm

    I was really impacted by the idea that growth mindset has to be met with a growth approach to teaching. This is something I want to share with other math teachers/leaders to highlight that the way we are currently approaching growth mindset isn’t necessarily making a difference if math class is simply based on right answers and algorithms.

    • Kyle Pearce

      April 5, 2020 at 7:12 pm

      That is such a huge message. We need to walk the walk, not just talk the talk!

  • Donna Dawes

    April 5, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    My big takeaway was the need for multiplicity, being flexible to more ways of thinking and not needing to know all the ways a student will answer before tackling hard problems. Loved the Diamond Paper!

    • Kyle Pearce

      April 5, 2020 at 7:13 pm

      Yes! Multiplicative thinking is so important and encouraging multiple approaches to solving problems is so key for promoting true problem solving in math class. If you’re interested in learning more about multiplicative thinking, definitely check out our course “The Concept Holding Your Students Back” as it builds the Roadmap To Proportional Relationships!

  • Laura Johns

    May 12, 2020 at 1:57 pm

    My big take away is number talks for parents.

  • Jeremy Sarzana

    June 25, 2022 at 2:32 pm

    One takeaway is the diamond paper technique. I like how students have give two visual solutions, write a story, and solve it numerically. This approach will help students make connections and is a great formative assessment tool, teachers can learn how their students think.

    Another takeaway for me is the idea that in order to create a culture of growth mindset, the teacher must unlock their minds first. I really believe that the classroom can be a place of growth that is limitless!

    I’m wondering what other good nuggets are in the books (Limitless Minds, and Mathematical Mindsets). !!!