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Strengthen Mathematical Character

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Strengthen Mathematical Character

Your habits and routines will help you approach mathematical situations and help you work with your classmates to build a mathematical community.

Discuss the following with your classmates.

  • What other things can you do to be active in class and take responsibility for your own learning?

Hint:

Here are ideas to strengthen your mathematical character when working with others:

  • Present ideas to your classmates for their feedback.
  • Ask your classmates questions about their work.
  • Write your classmates' successful, innovative strategies in your Notebook.
  • Take notes about different ways of thinking about a problem.

Here are ideas to strengthen your mathematical character when working on your own:

  • Estimate an answer before solving a problem.
  • Check if your answer is reasonable.
  • Include visual representations of problems and solutions in your work.
  • Use complete sentences in the solution.
  • Ask yourself questions about your work to improve it.
  • Solve the same problem using different strategies.
  • Solve the same problem again using different numbers and look for patterns.
  • Revise your work.