Everyone can be a “Math Person”
Mathematics instruction is frequently conducted under a false assumption: that mathematics is a fixed, linear sequence of skills. This leaves out what makes mathematicians pursue their subject with passion and drive: the mystery and magic of math. This book will help every teacher, from Kindergarten to high school, bring that magic back into the classroom. By learning and applying five simple principles, you can inspire students, teach them how to think like innovators, and make them believe they are all “math people.” The 5 Principles let you build a classroom culture that emphasizes the most important part of any mathematics curriculum: the processes, practices, and habits of mind. In order to embrace the magic, the classroom must be a place where problem solving happens daily and is deeply embedded in its culture. This book will enable you to make that a reality.