Helping students believe that they can succeed in mathematics is one of the most important things we can do. The ‘Mistakes are Good’ lesson highlights research that demonstrates how mistakes are good for learning and lead to the creation of more neural connections in the brain.
This lesson helps students to:
- Learn that when you make a mistake, your brain grows
- Appreciate that mistakes are valuable, even when they cause frustration
The video below gives a brief overview of how this lesson should be run:
This video is the one that you will show to the students. You can either show it to them here, on YouTube, or on a PowerPoint:
We have attached a PDF of the plan for this lesson to this article. This document has links to all the resources required to run this lesson effectively.