Theme:

Math is about making sense

1 day

Goals:

  • Students explain that math should make sense and ask questions when math does not make sense.
  • Students use different methods (visuals) to illustrate how they are “seeing” math.
  • Students explain that math takes time because of deep mathematical thinking.
Sample Lesson

 

  • Theme 2 Sample Lesson Plan
    These sample lessons are intended to illustrate a structure for teaching growth mindset with math in a coherent way.
    Resource:
    Theme 2 Sample Lesson Plan

    These sample lessons are intended to illustrate a structure for teaching growth mindset with math in a coherent way. These are samples intended to be modified based on the specific goal determined for the day. These are themes that are intended to continue throughout the year.

Growth Mindset Activities / Video Options

 

  • Our Brains Think About Math Visually
    This video is about visual pathways and about connections.
    Resource:
    Our Brains Think About Math Visually

    This video is about visual pathways and about connections (from 2016 YouCubed, Day 5. Duration 02:57).