precision

Is Precision the Same as Getting the Right Answer?

There is some very compelling research out there that underscores the importance of making mistakes in learning. It seems like part of the issue in getting kids to have a growth mindset in math (as well as other subjects) is that they consistently get mixed messages.  We tell them that mistakes are okay but then we continue to value the …

Social Emotional Aspects of Math

My early experiences in math were uneventful.  I played with manipulatives and talked about math but I didn’t know I was doing math or developing mathematical thoughts.  If anything, I was ambiguous about the subject of math because it just seemed a part of the world and I didn’t connect it to the title of “math”.  Once I entered public …