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FC: A Philosophy of Mathematics Instruction by: Jen Ciesielski | Math is...
1: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. CathyAllen | Math is...
2: Problem Solving | When students develop concepts through problem solving, they construct their own mathematical knowledge.
5: Students make sense of math when they have the opportunity to talk and write about it.
7: When students work together to solve problems, they understand their own thought processes better.
8: Authentic Tasks
9: When students are given problems that are relevant to their lives and open-ended, they are excited to do math.
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11: When students notice math in their daily lives, they realize how important it is for them to understand it. | Science
13: When students recognize that they are mathematicians, they are engaged in the learning process.
14: When students are given the opportunity to use manipulatives, they concretely understand abstract concepts.
16: Taking Risks
17: When students take chances, they experience the "ah-ha" moment of discovery.
18: Teacher-Centered Direct Instruction Rote Practice Pencil and Paper Tests | Math is NOT...
20: Math Instruction is... Student-Centered Risk-Taking Problem-Solving Authentic Engaging Exciting Collaborative Meaningful Individualized ...because...