Busting the “I’m just not good at math” Myth

I just returned an assignment to one of my classes. The assignment was meant to be a slam-dunk “shot in the arm” heading into Thanksgiving break. Instead, I learned that some (too many) high school students are unable to do simple order of operation problems. Some lament that they are not any good at math. They never have been, and that never will be. I’ll have to read that book some day — Things Quitters Say. Want to know the true secret? Don’t quit! That’s right. There is no failure, only opportunities to learn.