Young children are mathematically inquisitive; they want to know who's taller, who has more toys, who has the bigger room, etc. Early math, then, is not centered around calculation but is about nurturing their mathematical inquisitiveness; calculation and numerical fluency will follow. As teachers we've been 'trained' to do this, but what do we tell … Continue reading Parents as Allies

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# Mathematical Mindsets continued

The development of mathematical proficiency can emerge from teachers’ efforts to establish sociomathematical norms. - Signe E. Kastberg When I taught the Mathematics Content for Teachers course to university sophomores last fall, I had them complete a mathematical mindset survey (found in the last blog post I wrote) the first day I met them, and … Continue reading Mathematical Mindsets continued

# Mathematical mindsets

The difference between successful and unsuccessful students is LESS about the CONTENT they learn and MORE about their MINDSETS. - Jo Boaler Hello and welcome to our blog! This is Aleks. George and I will alternate writing the posts and for this week you are stuck with me and I would like to start with … Continue reading Mathematical mindsets