Setting overall goals, as well as smaller goals as steps to reaching them, encourages consistent, achievable progress and helps students feel confident in their skills and abilities. When learners create math-focused goals, plan out steps to achieve them, and check their progress against these steps, they strengthen their self-efficacy and Math Mindset as they build their capacity to successfully tackle difficult challenges.
Watch how this high school teacher incorporates student goal setting in class. Through student discussions, students think of steps and plans to achieving their goals. This type of student goal setting can be applied to a math classroom and mathematical short- and long-term goals.
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See how products, such as Toodledo, allow learners to create tasks or lists of goals and self-monitor their progress. With functions like reminders and shareable lists, learners are able to stay more accountable to the goals they set.