- communication - working together (see reflections)
- thinking (solving problems in other ways)
- social skills (persisting with solving a problem)
"Solving challenging problems!"
"it was fun doing maths"
"maths is one of lives things we do"
"thinking... doing questions together"
"...not afraid to make mistakes" "I make mistakes, I learn more"
Great word bank!
"...we were learning, but it was still fun!"
Overall, this was a great first year with teaching inquiry maths. There is still so much to learn, and so much I want to learn. I have enjoyed learning from other teachers who are doing amazing things in maths.
Teaching maths through inquiry is not easy. Sometimes you feel lost. Sometimes you feel like you don't know what you are doing. Sometimes your lesson crash. Sometimes your lessons are amazing.
When all is said and done, the main reason I love inquiry maths is because it makes maths enjoyable, kids love it and that in the end is the most important thing.
Maths is a great vehicle for driving inquiry!
Looking forward to next year!