In chapter 7, Boaler talked about the time she taught summer school in California. The students in her summer class had struggled in their math classes during the school year. When Boaler taught them over the summer she used different strategies that would help the students individually. She had the students journal, and discuss math with one another in groups. The students were successful in her summer class. Once they went back to their math classes during the regular school year they went back to a traditional math classroom and were again, unsuccessful.

I think that it is crazy that students do so much better in mathematics when they are taught it in a different way. I surprises me that math classes are still taught traditionally and some students are still unsuccessful, when teachers could be engaging the students more and teaching them math differently. I would think teachers would all teach non-traditionally since it is proven that it has a higher success rate.

I think that it is crazy that students do so much better in mathematics when they are taught it in a different way. I surprises me that math classes are still taught traditionally and some students are still unsuccessful, when teachers could be engaging the students more and teaching them math differently. I would think teachers would all teach non-traditionally since it is proven that it has a higher success rate.