Second graders truly embraced a Growth Mindset when competing in the Noetic Learning Math Contest last month. This 45-minute, 20-question paper/pencil exam put their critical thinking skills to the test as they tackled different types of problems. Leading up to the April exam, students met in small groups to review previous test questions and discuss various solving methods. The goal of the contest was for students to further develop their problem solving strategies and to ultimately understand that math is FUN! The national results were posted beginning of May, so parents and extended family members joined us last week for an awards ceremony to celebrate their accomplishments. This test was optional and out of 15 students, 14 chose to participate! Of the 14, 4 made “National Honorable Mention” (they scored in the top 50% in the country) and our top scorer, Jonas M., received a “Team Winner” medal. Each student who participated demonstrated a powerful shift in their mathematical abilities, Growth Mindset, and overall confidence…all evidence of true accomplishment!