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Thursday, June 30, 2016
Fifteen: Building Positive Math Teams and Mindsets
To spur a conversation about team and what matters, I'll show one of my favorite teamwork videos:
I'll also use other resources that I've collected to inspire positive teamwork.
I'll likely include the attributes Boaler uses to describe mathematicians, mathematical thinking, and math study, attributes included in the presentation below. It's possible that students and I will create online or real-time signage as teams to post and refer to throughout the year to remind us of these attributes as we study and learn math. An emphasis on collaboration and mathematical mindsets at the start of the year will set the stage for a positive, collaborative, and open-minded math teaching/learning community.