Well, September has hit, and the overwhelming craziness has started! I hope to post more regularly here (do I say that after every holiday?). I have 3 full days under my belt with my new class and already some thoughts to share…
But for today – I have had several requests to share the discussion questions that we used for our mathematical mindsets book study last year. So – here they are! I loved this book so much and hope they are useful to others who are doing a similar book study – it was such a powerful learning experience for all of our teachers who participated.
Along with rich discussions, our teachers “played” with open-ended math tasks as part of our book club sessions. We experimented with pentominoes, tangrams, Desmos, Kenken puzzles, Steve Wyborney’s Tiled Area Questions, and Zukei puzzles. Teachers that participated loved the opportunity to DO some math as well as talk about it – if you are running a book club, I would strongly encourage you to set aside some time to showcase some rich tasks with your teachers.
I have just registered to go and see Jo Boaler in Vancouver in February (thanks to the BCAMT for bringing her to BC!) and am so excited to hear her in person!
Read more about last year’s book study here.