Please respond to the following questions. Post your responses to the Discussion Board by clicking the image to the right.
What are your impressions of Willingham’s article?
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?
How does your cultural background influence your experience with and view of mathematics?
Facilitators: Do you want the prompts spelled out here, or just a link to this lesson's discussion board, where we will have already "seeded" the board with the prompts?
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?