Healthy Habits for a Growth Mindset in Math

We know that growth mindset—the belief that intelligence can be developed—is essential in effectively teaching math. But what kind of habits should you be encouraging in your students to achieve a growth mindset?

Download the MATH 180 “Habits of a Growth Mindset” poster for your classroom.

We pulled together this helpful list of healthy habits to enable a growth mindset in math.

  • Put in effort: Math does have a purpose and putting in effort to understand will lead to success.
  • Believe in yourself: Change is possible. Remind yourself that you are capable of learning.
  • Have grit: Hard work will lead to success and understanding.
  • Take risks: Failure isn’t the end of the world—it’s an opportunity to learn.
  • Persevere: Don’t give up on yourself. Despite mistakes, keep looking for a successful solution.
  • Embrace criticism: Constructive criticism can help you see things in a different way.
  • Solve problems: Try different ways to find a solution.
  • Seek challenges: Take risks and try things that seem difficult.
  • Be resilient: Pick yourself up from failure and tackle the next challenge.

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MATH 180 is a blended learning program designed to address the needs of struggling students and their teachers, equally. Hear from a MATH 180 student on Facebook.