Mathematical Resilience

Mathematical Resilience is defined as a positive adaptive stance to mathematics which allows students to continue learning despite adversity. 


 

Research has shown that affective traits such as motivation and attitude are linked to increased likelihood of taking advanced mathematics courses  and are significant predictors of improved cognitive activity and achievement.

 

This work finds its roots in the concept of psychological  resilience: the ability to respond to negative stimuli positively. It complements Dweck’s work on fixed and growth mindsets and provides an interesting perspective and framework for mathematics educators.

 

Read More: Johnston-Wilder, Sue (2013) Measuring mathematical resilience : An application of the construct of resilience to the study of mathematics

 

 

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