Teachers’ Accounts of Developing Mathematical Resilience in the Classroom

Lee, Clare and Ward-Penny, Robert (2017). Teachers’ Accounts of Developing Mathematical Resilience in the Classroom. In: The Second International Conference on Mathematical Resilience, 3-4 Mar 2017, The Open University.

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Abstract

This paper reports on a professional development programme in mathematical resilience, and the experiences of the teachers taking part. The programme introduced the teachers to the construct of mathematical resilience, and explained how it was relevant and valuable to the teaching and learning of mathematics. The participating teachers were encouraged to apply the principles of mathematical resilience, and to reflect on their actions through conducting a small-scale action research project in their own school environment. What follows in this paper are examples of how mathematical resilience was deployed in these schools, alongside some examples of the changes reported by the teachers in their own practice and that of their students.

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