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Should/ how should I help students reframe their negative thoughts about their own mathematical abilities?

I think you are better off NOT engaging in discussion when remarks like this are made. 1. It's a distraction from the task, training on math. 2. It's an intractable argument that won't be won by some ...
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Should/ how should I help students reframe their negative thoughts about their own mathematical abilities?

You mentioned two different sorts of negative attitudes: "I don't like math" and "I'm not good at math". If a student has only expressed one of those, the approach you take might ...
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Should/ how should I help students reframe their negative thoughts about their own mathematical abilities?

The first point, surely, is figuring out whether, for this individual right here, the negative things they say is just a harmless ritual response, or whether there is some actual problems there. By ...
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For students who don't have instant recall with basic arithmetic, should I be stubborn about training them to have instant recall before moving on?

In my opinion, it depends on the age of the student and if they will typically be allowed access to a calculator in their math classes and on tests. Focusing on arithmetic fact fluency (times tables, ...
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