In the early Spring, we took a look at the documentary Spellbound. I know some of you were not as engaged by it as others, but I just heard about the crowning of the 2017 champion, Ananya Vinay. In previous years, Ananya entered the competition, but did not become the champion until yesterday; that is the power and potential of yet.
Before we see how she did it, let's meet some of the competitors from this year's competition. It is great to see such a diverse range of participants!
I am sure that one of the things many of the competitors feel in their hearts rests with the idea of things being possible. This rests on the idea of having or developing a Growth Mindset and being aware of how a Fixed Mindset can be very limiting.
|I am unsure of the original author, but a version of this can be found at https://blogs.socsd.org/kmcbride/files/2013/09/what-can-i-say-to-myself-1fardh7.pdf.|
If you Google Carol Dweck, you will see a lot of information about this. She is a Standford University Psychologist who speaks about these mindsets (https://www.ted.com/talks/carol_dweck_the_power_of_believing_that_you_can_improve).
I may have shown this to you before, but this is how the Mindsets can be broken down to a level that would be suitable, I think, for Junior aged students:
As we explore this chart some more and talk about this, we will do some short journal writing on this topic. So, this most certainly will be continued.
|1/3 is 2/6 in lowest terms|
they are also equivalent fractions