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NCTM 2015 Annual Meeting & Exposition

Please note: The NCTM conference program is subject to change.

171- Developing Risk Takers: Teaching Students to Give It a Go

Thursday, April 16, 2015: 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
253 B (BCEC)


Lead Speaker:
Tracy Johnston Zager
Heidi Fessenden and Ann Gaffney

Handouts HandoutNCTMBoston2015.pdf


Risk taking is an essential disposition of mathematicians, and a key component of a growth mindset. Students must leave their comfort zones to make conjectures, embrace challenges, persevere, and learn from mistakes. We’ll share several effective instructional strategies for creating safe learning communities and teaching mathematical courage!


Presentation Format: General Interest / All Audiences Session