Promote a Positive Math Mindset

Mistakes are part of learning. Your child might make the same mistake many times. That’s okay. Remind your child that mistakes are a normal part of learning. Help them problem-solve so they can fix the mistake on their own. Talk about a time you made a mistake. As adults, we can help children to reframe a mistake by changing our perspective and creating an opportunity. Try reacting to a mistake in a positive way, such as brain-storming new strategies, thinking about what you would do differently next time, or focusing on what they learned from the mistake.

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