[Editor’s note: This story, originally published on April 17th of this year, was our #10 most popular story of the year. Happy holidays, and thank you for tuning into our 2019 countdown!]

Historically, students have been led to believe that they are either destined to be good at math or that they just “aren’t a math person.” At Springfield (MO) Public Schools, we wanted all of our students to feel empowered as mathematicians. Through Jo Boaler’s research, we were able to identify key changes that needed to take place in order for that to happen in our...

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  • About the Author:

    Catherine Castillo is the coordinator of 21st-century numeracy at Springfield (MO) Public Schools. Connect with her on Twitter @MsCastillosMath.