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Lucky Kids

Yesterday a math team spent the day creating the road map for a group of kids they have yet to meet. The students won’t be on campus until August 7th. Their teachers don’t know anything about them, but they do know what they want for them.

During the year that the kids spend with them, the math team wants to build a course and a learning space in their classrooms that supports kids

  • to be confident mathematicians
  • to take the tools and knowledge they have and use them in new situations
  • to analyze their work
  • to persevere, and
  • to defend their ideas

The team also decided that they can’t and won’t start class working on whatever the textbook says. They are starting from the premise that they need to create opportunities for kids to investigate interesting ideas that cause conversations about relational thinking. So, the kids and their teachers will start the year exploring visual patterns.

Lucky kids.

Thank you, @fawnpnguyen.

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  1. I love the idea of students leaving messages for other students! What a wonderful way to build a community of mathematicians. I wonder if there is a way for the batch next year to “meet the authors” from this year, in some way…that could be amazing.

    May 16, 2017

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