Cultivating Positive Attitudes And Flexible Approaches To Mathematics In Year 5 Boys

  • Adaptability (2017-18)

This 12-week research project aimed to discover how an intentional teaching approach in Mathematics might encourage adaptation in behaviours, cognition, and emotions of 19 Year 5 boys when solving mathematical problems. The intentional design included: goal-setting, explicit teaching, practice, and self-regulation (metacognition). The objective was to challenge existing preconceptions and behaviours and to bring the boys to a level of mastery which would increase their motivation to persevere with mathematical challenges.