It’s back!! Math Picture Books to Love is my favorite series of the year and has become a February special edition of Transformation Tuesday. Read more about how to use picture books to engage your students and read about my favorite picture books to use when I am teaching specific math content and skills here.
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett
Target Skill(s): Growth Mindset
Book Synopsis: The book tells the story of what happens when Beatrice Bottomwell, The Girl Who Never Makes Mistakes, makes her first mistake while juggling at her school talent show. But, instead of crying and getting upset, she laughs about it. Making a mistake changes Beatrice’s life and her attitude!
Math Involved: While this book is not math skill-based, it is an excellent book to help students understand and develop a growth mindset. Want to know more about using mistakes to help students develop a growth mindset? Click here to read more about it!
Questions to Ponder:
- Explain how Beatrice reacted when she made a mistake during her performance? She laughed instead of crying or running away. Why do you think that is?
- How can you learn from your mistakes?
- How do you think Beatrice felt when everyone began calling her just “Beatrice” at the end?
This book presents a great opportunity for students to reflect on a time when a mistake has been helpful or caused them to better understand something they were struggling to understand.
Book Link on Amazon: http://bit.ly/TheGirlWhoNeverMadeMistakes