When test scores revealed students’ lack of number sense, this district explored a strategy-based approach to a growth mindset in math, like this number 10 countdown.

#10: How we created a growth mindset in math


When standardized test scores revealed students’ lack of number sense, one district examined its instructional practices and set out to explore a strategy-based approach to teaching number sense

[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
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