In an authentic math community students understand their ideas are valuable and their participation is necessary to grow the community’s collective understanding. One way to facilitate this, writes author Gina Picha, is by having regular math conferences with your students.
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Using rough drafts and revision in middle school math class can reduce anxiety and boost math learning. Kathleen Taylor and Amanda Jansen relate an action research project aimed at shifting lessons from a process of task completion to one of continuous, ongoing learning.
Before planning her first lessons, math teacher Michelle Russell came up with her three teaching goals for the year. Most of all, she wants to strengthen her student relationships and make learning about math more fun. See the survey she did on Day One.