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Habits of Mind: Communicating With Precision

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Precise and thoughtful communication supports both correctness and clarity.

In Making Sense of Algebra, Paul Goldenberg, June Mark, and their colleagues look carefully at how our students think about mathematics. They explore five “Habits of Mind” that focus not just on the results of mathematical thinking, but on how proficient students do that thinking.

In today’s blog, which is the last one in a series of five adapted from the book, the authors talk about the habit of communicating with precision.

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Habits of Mind: Using Tools Strategically

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Tools should help students make sense of a mathematical world…and sense-making requires strategic thinking about which tools to use.

In Making Sense of Algebra, Paul Goldenberg, June Mark, and their colleagues look carefully at how our students think about mathematics. They explore five “Habits of Mind” that focus not just on the results of mathematical thinking, but on how proficient students do that thinking.

In today’s blog, which is the fourth of five adapted from the book, the authors talk about the habit of using tools strategically.

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Habits of Mind: Seeking and Using Structure

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When students learn to see structure in math, it gives them a new way to think about problem solving.

In Making Sense of Algebra, Paul Goldenberg, June Mark, and their colleagues look carefully at how students think about mathematics. They explore five “Habits of Mind” that focus not just on the results of mathematical thinking, but on how proficient students do that thinking.

In today’s blog, which is the third of five adapted from the book, the authors talk about the habit of seeking and using structure.

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Habits of Mind: Puzzling and Persevering

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Imagine helping your students expect math to make sense.

In Making Sense of Algebra, Paul Goldenberg, June Mark, and their colleagues look carefully at how our students think about mathematics. They explore five “Habits of Mind” that focus not just on the results of mathematical thinking, but on how proficient students do that thinking.

In today’s blog, which is the second of five adapted from the book, the authors talk about the habit of puzzling and persevering.

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Habits of Mind: Describing Repeated Reasoning

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Math is much more than memorizing facts and following rules.

In Making Sense of Algebra, Paul Goldenberg, June Mark, and their colleagues look carefully at how our students think about mathematics. They explore five “Habits of Mind” that focus not just on the results of mathematical thinking, but on how proficient students do that thinking.

In today’s blog, which is the first of five adapted from the book, the authors talk about the habit of describing repeated reasoning.

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Habits of Mind: What Are They and Why Do They Matter?

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Wouldn’t it be great if your students expected math to make sense?

In Making Sense of Algebra, Paul Goldenberg, June Mark, and their colleagues look carefully at how our students think about mathematics. They explore five “Habits of Mind” that focus not just on the results of mathematical thinking, but on how proficient students do that thinking.

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