Raising a Math-Confident Daughter (or Son!)

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February 13, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: Children’s Program Room

In 2009, an Intel survey found most parents would rather talk to their kids about drugs and sex than talk to them about math. Math can be an enormous source of parental anxiety, where even the most math-confident parents can find themselves stuck when it comes to supporting their own child. Make sure that math anxiety isn’t an obstacle to your child’s dreams.

This talk will provide you with groundbreaking tools to build and nurture your child’s math confidence, including:

  • the difference between perfectionism and mastery
  • growth mindset
  • how to use “negative” emotions to achieve math success
  • flow state (how to use the sweet spot between boredom and overwhelm)
  • mastery orientation, and more

You will discover how to support your child to achieve true mastery, rise to the top of their class, and even come to experience math as a source of joy and a type of self-expression. You’ll walk away with clear steps, case studies, and tools that you can use immediately at home to ensure math confidence and success.

This talk is primarily aimed at parents of girls, but parents of boys are also welcome to attend.

Presenter Rebecca Zook has had her own private professional math mentoring/tutoring practice, Purple Tutu Math Tutoring, since 2003, and her education writing has been featured on Mashable and covered by Wired magazine and the New York Times.


February 13, 2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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