• Share
  • Email
  • Embed
  • Like
  • Save
  • Private Content
Habits of Mind
 

Habits of Mind

on

  • 2,556 views

Description of habits of mind that we would like our teachers to install in our learners

Description of habits of mind that we would like our teachers to install in our learners

Statistics

Views

Total Views
2,556
Views on SlideShare
2,516
Embed Views
40

Actions

Likes
0
Downloads
54
Comments
0

3 Embeds 40

http://www.slideshare.net 28
http://mathsoutreach.wordpress.com 9
http://xlentteachers.wordpress.com 3

Accessibility

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Microsoft PowerPoint

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

    Habits of Mind Habits of Mind Presentation Transcript

    • We develop learners into Problem-Solvers through the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics Sandra Van Niekerk 1
    • Learners will develop mathematical habits of mind  Focus on a deeper understanding of Mathematics  Back vs Front mathematics (Reuben Hersh) Hersh  Alwyn Olivier Sandra Van Niekerk 2
    • Theory and research shows that we develop  habits and skills of interpretation  and construct meaning though a process of socialization or enculturation rather than through instruction Sandra Van Niekerk 3
    • What are these habits?  Retha Van Niekerk  Paul Lindenberg  Alwyn Olivier Sandra Van Niekerk 4
    • Students will be pattern sniffers.  It will become part of their culture of thinking  They will find utter delight doing this Sandra Van Niekerk 5
    • Students will be experimenters.  Just like scientists - keep one variable constant - Play with the shape - Thought experiments - Skeptics Sandra Van Niekerk 6
    • Students will be describers.  Give precise descriptions  Argue  Write  Invent notation Sandra Van Niekerk 7
    • Students will be tinkerers.  They will take expressions apart and put them together Sandra Van Niekerk 8
    • Students will be inventors.  Tinkering leads to invention  Eg Invent structures Sandra Van Niekerk 9
    • Students will be visualizers.  Draw a sketch of what you see  Visualise analogues  Visualise relationships Sandra Van Niekerk 10
    • Students will be conjecturers.  Central to mathematics  However takes time to develop  At least data driven conjectures Sandra Van Niekerk 11
    • Students will be guessers.  Wonder strategy Just guess and check your guess Start at the answer with a guess and working backwards Sandra Van Niekerk 12
    • How will this happen? - Off line - On line Tools for 21st Century learning  Teacher Leadership  Teacher Learning  Student Learning  Administrative learning Management systems Parents Sandra Van Niekerk 13
    • Tools for 21st Century learning  Cell phones (eg Dr Maths on Mxit)  Games (on cell phones, on and offline)  Web 2.0 tools  Social networking (Ning)  Course Managements systems (Moodle)  Wiki’s  Virtual Learning (Wiziq, Ning)  Mentoring: Skype, Mxit, Google tools Sandra Van Niekerk 14
    • Develop Mathematics Teacher leaders to change STUDENTS’ LEARNING      STUDENTS’ TEACHER’S BELIEFS BELIEFS - MATHEMATICS CLASSROOM  - MATHEMATICS - LEARNING - TEACHING  MATHEMATICAL - LEARNING - TEACHING - SELF CULTURE - STUDENTS Sandra Van Niekerk 15 Source: Alwyn Olivier
    • Sandra Van Niekerk Uplands Outreach Secondary School Programme http://mathsoutreach.wordpress.com/ Sandra Van Niekerk 16