Changing Mathematical Mindsets in the Classroom with Number Talks
Teacher Jonathan Vervaet discusses the role Number Talks in the classroom plays in boosting confidence in students and changing mindsets towards mathematics.
“For teachers that want to use this, they have to believe their students can do this. That was another thing going into this: students had to feel that I believed they could do this. I know it’s making a difference because the kids are telling me it’s making a difference. They’re talking about math differently and their attitudes towards math has changed: they believe in themselves and they see themselves as mathematicians.” – Jonathan Vervaet