Learning to Love Math

Learning to Love Math

Learning to Love Math

Date posted: February 3, 2014

One of the new books featured in this month’s New in the Library list is Learning to Love Math: teaching strategies that change student attitudes and get results by Judy Willis. Willis is a neurologist and educator and her suggestions are based on research about how the brain learns. The book includes strategies for improving attitudes toward math, reducing mistake anxiety, teaching to different strengths and skill levels, relating math to personal interests and goals, and planning lessons with the goal of achievable challenge.

You can read the first chapter, Reversing Math Negativity with an Attitude Makeover here.

To borrow this book or other materials on teaching numeracy, email

Have you seen Kate Nonesuch’s video tutorial from Literacy Nova Scotia on Marking for Confidence in Math? (Click the image to be taken to the video.)


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