Answer the question: “Why do I need to learn math?”

Connect math skills to real-world applications with Mindsets to engage students more deeply and facilitate the development of 21st-century skills.

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“More participation than anything else I’ve given students! Mindsets is better than anything else I’ve seen.”

Eli Edinson, Math Teacher, Amherst-Pelham Regional Public Schools, Massachusetts, U.S.

Show students more possibilities for the future.

On top of building executive function skills, Mindsets’ Challenges also reveal a wide variety career opportunities, unlocking students’ potential and broadening their horizons.

  • Step 1

    Go on Safari!

    Visit an animal sanctuary in Africa and see how the animals are cared for.

  • Step 2

    Compare animal sizes.

    Compare the sizes of male and female rhinos and other animals at the sanctuary. Which one is bigger?

  • Step 3

    Visit the ocean.

    Investigate the sizes of ocean animals: mako sharks, whales and octopus. Which one needs more food?

  • Step 4

    Bonus – Which animal will you investigate?

    From a class poll, choose an animal to investigate. Compare the weights of the female and male animal and decide which one is the bigger animal.

See a Mindsets Challenge in action.

Challenges walk students through 4 interactive steps. After providing context for the activity, students participate in application-based activities to solve a real-world problem.

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Math Practice development is key to greater student success.

By focusing on students’ cognitive and executive function skills, the Math Practices help set students up for success in areas beyond just math. Download our full playbook to learn how to leverage Math Practices education for student success.

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