Capstone Project Title
The research question investigated in this project was: How can inquiry-based learning in Elementary mathematics help create a growth mindset? The negative experiences with learning and teaching mathematics led her to research teaching strategies to help students and teachers have a growth mindset in the math classroom. The research showed how inquiry-based learning can be successful in math classrooms, and have an impact on student’s math mindsets. It also showed that teachers have an impact on students' growth versus fixed mindsets, therefore it is important to teach in ways that help students have a positive relationship with math. The author created a three week introductory multiplication curriculum for third grade students. The topics included are: growth versus fixed mindset, introduction to inquiry-based learning, strategies to help students multiply, and reflection questions for a math journal. Understanding by Design was used to create the curriculum. The goal of this curriculum is for students to develop a growth math mindset, while gaining a conceptual understanding of multiplication.
Klein, Katherine, "Inquiry-Based Learning and Growth Mindset In Third Grade Mathematics" (2020). School of Education Student Capstone Projects. 594.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects