Please respond to the following questions. Post your response 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?
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?
The SABES PD Center for Mathematics and Adult Numeracy is funded by the Adult and Community Learning Services division of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.