The Psychology of Math
You have seen it: an otherwise capable student turned off math a bad experience. A few basic principles of psychology can help you reconnect that student to the most feared of all subjects.
The psychology of math includes the psychology of skill acquisition, the psychology of performance under pressure, and the psychology of problem solving. Tailor the teaching of math to the way the students actually think and learn and your students will benefit for life. This course will resolve many of the debates that occur in math education and show that fidelity to a student’s psychology is the best way forward. All STEM educators can benefit.
What you will learn:
• Powerful principles of neuroscience and psychology that will show you the best ways to present the material.
• Engaging exercises, from “do-nows” to longer lessons, that you can insert into your existing curriculum to drive student learning.
• The best ways to assess authentic learning.
• Cognitive habits to cultivate in your students and in yourself that will feed a successful math career.
• Ways to connect math to students’ interests to increase intrinsic motivation.
How the course is taught:
• Instructor-led or self-paced online course
• 7 Weeks or 3 Months access
• 45 course hours/3 continuing education credits