Student Page 1.2.3 Mindset Survey
Document your current feelings about how you approach mathematics through the following.
Look at Figure 184.108.40.206. Follow the directions to get a baseline of your attitudes concerning your ability to learn mathematics.
The boxes in the first column of Figure 220.127.116.11 describe a person with a Fixed Mindset. The boxes in the second column describe a person with a Growth Mindset. At the present time, do you tend to have a Fixed Mindset or a Growth Mindset in terms of learning mathematics? Explain why you think so.
Having a Growth Mindset helps you overcome obstacles as you work to learn mathematics. Having a Fixed Mindset, on the other hand, can prevent you from learning mathematics. It is important to work to overcome a Fixed Mindset so that it doesn't hold you back from learning. If you tend to have a Fixed Mindset, what ideas do you have to help you transition from a Fixed to a Growth Mindset?
Have any of my beliefs changed?
Do I believe in myself and my ability to learn mathematics?
If the answer to either question is no, ask yourself:
What messages am I giving myself that keep me from believing in myself?
What messages would be more helpful?