BIOMAAP: Biology Student Math Attitudes and Anxiety Program

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Intro to BIOMAAP  Growth Mindset  Number Sense  Metacognition  Software

Introduction to BIOMAAP

Arietta Fleming-Davies
QUBES; Radford University ...et. al
This presentation is intended as a stand alone 45 minutes-1 hour presentation to give students general information on math anxiety and a few strategies to try on their own.
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Arietta Fleming-Davies
QUBES; Radford University ...et. al
This presentation is intended as a short, in-class introduction to the program and some of the research behind it, in hopes of generating ‘buy in’ for a course-long use of BIOMAAP materials.
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Arietta Fleming-Davies
QUBES; Radford University ...et. al
This presentation is intended as a stand alone 45 minute-1 hour presentation to introduce faculty or other instructors to the idea of math anxiety and some strategies they can use in their own courses.
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Arietta Fleming-Davies
University of San Diego ...et. al
This can be given at the beginning and end of the BIOMAAP program, in order to measure student changes in math anxiety.
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Growth Mindset

Arietta Fleming-Davies
QUBES; Radford University ...et. al
This module familiarizes students with brain research describing our physiological response to mistakes, and how making mistakes is a useful part of learning.
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Arietta Fleming-Davies
University of San Diego ...et. al
This module introduces students to the research supporting ‘growth mindset,’ the idea that you can increase your brainpower and ability through effort
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Number Sense

Arietta Fleming-Davies
QUBES; Radford University ...et. al
In this activity, students demonstrate their own innate number sense by playing an online game that asks them to estimate quantities that are flashed on screen for only milliseconds. Research suggests that all humans (and many other species as well!) are
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Arietta Fleming-Davies
University of San Diego ...et. al
Students use their number sense to make observations and come up with reasonable guesses or explanations for the patterns shown.
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Arietta Fleming-Davies
University of San Diego ...et. al
This activity provides students with a set of strategies they can use to check their own answers in their biology and other courses. Students practice the answer checking strategies on a series of simple examples.
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Metacognition

Arietta Fleming-Davies
QUBES; Radford University ...et. al
This activity introduces the research showing a benefit of reflective writing, and then uses a modified version of the prompt from Park et al. to provide practice.
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Software

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Growth Mindset

Learn what a growth mindset is and how it improves learning.