On building self-confidence in mathematics

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Self-confidence built on success is the most important objective of the mathematics curriculum("Everybody Counts," 1989, p 45)1The pursuit of good feeling in education is a dead end.The way to true self-esteem is through real achievementand real learning(Krauthammer, 1990, p. 78)2A dangerous myth. Either you have it in math or youdon't, and the job of the teacher (or school) is to findout who has it. (Usiskin, 1990, p 6)3

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-158
Number of pages5
JournalTeaching Mathematics and its Applications
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics (all)
  • Education


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