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# The 8 Secrets to Becoming a Great Mathematician

Updated: Jan 18, 2021

You want to do well in math, but afraid of getting the wrong answer. No one likes to be wrong. However, current research shows we can overcome our math anxiety with a growth mindset. Anyone can learn math. So here are the 8 secrets to becoming a great mathematician. We call them The 8 Great Math Practices. Practice them, and you will produce great math content.

I can persevere in solving problems.

I can solve problems in more than one way.

I can explain my math thinking and talk about it with others.

I can see math in everyday life and use math to solve real world problems.

I know how to choose and use the right tools to solve a math problem.

I can work carefully and check my work.

I can use what I know to solve new problems.

I can solve problems by looking for rules and patterns.