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Confidence is essential in learning math because it can increase motivation, perseverance, risk-taking, and self-efficacy. Sam Rhodes, an Assistant Professor of Elementary Math Education at Georgia Southern University, is our guest on Episode 242 of Class Dismissed. He and his colleagues have researched and narrowed in on Five Key Ideas for Growing Confident Math Learners.
• Everyone is a math person.
• Everyone is on a math journey.
• Mistakes help us learn.
• Everyone has rich knowledge and experiences.
• Good mathematical thinking is more important than the correct answer.
Listen to Episode 242 of the Class Dismissed Podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcasting app to dive in and learn more about Rhode’s five key ideas.
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Yale, “The Science of Well-Being Course”