Mindsets and math/science achievement (2008)

Students tend to have more of a fixed view of maths skills than of other intellectual skills.  

Students who believe that intelligence or maths and science ability is simply a fixed trait (a fixed mindset) are at a significant disadvantage compared to students who believe that their abilities can be developed (a growth mindset). This paper explores the research into the relationships between mindset and maths and science achievement.


Dweck, Carol. 2008. “Mindsets and Math/Science Achievement. Teaching & Leadership: Managing for Effective Teachers and Leaders.