I’ve been thinking a lot about math communities, mindset, and how children define mathematics. I got the chance to write about some of these thoughts, and share some stories from a great 5th grade classroom in my blog post, “On Being a Mathematician,” over at Stenhouse’s Summer Blogstitute page.
While you’re there, check out all of the summer Blogstitute posts, especially, “Teaching Through and For Discussion,” written by Elham Kazemi (@ekazemi) and Allison Hintz (@AllisonHintz124). They’re the authors of one of my favorite new math books, Intentional Talk. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you should!