Micro-Credential #1: The Language and Mindset of Mathematics

The aspiring or current K-12 educator will explore the connection between mathematics, language, and mindset. They will deepen their understanding of the importance for both students and teacher/tutor to adopt a positive growth mindset around their ability to do math. Candidates will explore math as a language and examine the words that can be used to build concrete/visual understanding, which is critical for a strong foundation in mathematics.

In this course, you will:

  • Identify a plan of action for adopting and teaching students to have a positive growth mindset about math.
  • Reflect on how math is used in the world around us.
  • Recognize that numbers and symbols are used to represent the concrete/visual world that we already experience and speak about daily.
  • Acquire and Apply knowledge of the Concrete-Representational-Abstract progression.
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SCECHs Granted


Who should take this course?

Support Staff

What grade level(s) does this course apply to?

Early Childhood
Lower Elementary
Upper Elementary

Course Partner


Micro-Credential #1: The Language and Mindset of Mathematics

Course Vendor

Michigan Virtual