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Lessons

Can Everyone Do Math?

Activity 1: Read

 

Read the article:
Ask the Cognitive Scientist: Is It True Some People Just Can’t Do Math?

Time: xxxx

Activity 2: Respond

 

Respond to the following prompts:
  1. What are your impressions of Willingham’s article?
  2. People accept that if you lift weights, you get stronger. If you practice playing an instrument, you get better, but people tend to have an all-or-nothing attitude toward math — you’re either a math person or not. How would Willingham regard that view?
  3. How does your cultural background influence your experience with and view of mathematics?

Time: xxx

Activity 3: Reflect in Your Journal

 

Have you changed your mind in any way to your response in the initial survey? Why or why not?

Time: xxxx