“Mistakes are a way of learning. Don't give up when you make a mistake. Persevere. Try another strategy, think outside the box, talk it over with someone.... Struggling helps brains to grow and you to become smarter. It is a good thing to struggle and that is what the new curriculum will help you do. You don't need to be fast at math. You need to think deeply about it. This is also true when responding. Think about your answer. Does it make sense?” Jo Boaler, Stanford University
Success in math is all about your mindset. Having a growth mindset and believing you can learn anything if you work hard instead of a fixed mindset where you believe you are either good at math or not, will be important for success in school and life. Your brain is a muscle that gets stronger at math by practicing math.