Have you checked out wodb.ca? It’s a #mustdo for developing mathematical flexibility and deepening learning.
No one threw rocks at me last week when I launched WODB with our entire teaching faculty, not just the math faculty. Actually, I think it was quite fun.
How might we lend each other our observations and thinking? What if we improve the way we notice and note our observations? Can we help the young learners in our care to construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others?
What if we try? Can we slowly hack away at the “one right answer” culture in our classrooms?
Suppose you choose which one doesn’t belong and it is different from the one I selected. Is it possible that we can both be correct? Can we construct a viable argument to make our case? In other words, can we say why we see things the way we do? Can we critique the reasoning of someone who sees it differently? Are we able to teach listening to and seeing another’s point of view?
Will listening to another add to our understanding and the flexibility of our thinking?
As a faculty, we played with WODB on Friday. On Monday, it was put into practice with our youngest learners.
What might we learn if we risk trying new things? How might we learn and grow?
Learn by doing.