Determining if solutions/strategies make sense, checking for reasonableness, asking meaningful questions and looking for patterns and relationships are just a handful of the habits of thinking demonstrated by successful mathematicians. How do we effectively support our students in developing the intellectual tools required to approach mathematics with confidence, open-mindedness and competence? This webinar provides an opportunity for teachers to carefully consider the questions, strategies and pedagogical stances they employ when teaching students mathematics in order to assess the extent to which we are making the habits of mind of effective mathematics thinking the focus of our classroom practices.
- Critical Thinking Consortium
- Contact Maria Vamvalis:
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- Tools for Thought
- Open Middle: Challenging Math Problems Worth Solving
- Ted Talks
- Math is the Secret to Understanding the World Ted Talk
- Reconciling Learning the Basics and Inquiry Learning
- Alan Schoenfeld: Learning to Think Mathematically
- Numberless Word Problems
- Schuster, Lainie and Nancy Caravan Anderson (2002, 2005) Good Questions for Math Teaching: Why Ask Them and What to Ask,K-6 & 5-8 editions. Sausalito, CA: Math Solutions.
- Case, Roland and Garfield Gini-Newman (2015) Creating Thinking Classrooms. Vancouver, B.C.: The Critical Thinking Consortium
- Boaler, Jo (2014) How Students Should be Taught Mathematics: Reflections from Research and Practice. Standford, CA: