Jo Boaler's Article on Improving Math Skills and Attitudes
Stanford professor Jo Boaler wrote this May 2019 NCTM article on an intervention
improving middle schoolers' Math skills and Math attitudes.
Published in Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, it encourages teachers to "Engage your learners through tasks proven to significantly promote reasoning and problem solving, which touch on many of the Mathematics Teaching Practices in Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All." .
"I knew from many research studies that students would be helped if they were actively engaged in mathematics, solving creative and rich problems, and if they believed in their potential (Boaler 2016; 2015). I did not, however, expect the huge positive change the students made in their achievement, their beliefs about themselves, and their relationship with mathematics."