Habits of Mind
The courses help pre-service and in-service teachers refine and expand these middle and high school concepts, and provide experiences in posing questions that encourage student-directed learning in the exploration of the traditional mathematics curriculum. The courses present strategies for developing habits of mind that motivate students to ask questions like, If I change the parameters or initial conditions, how will that affect the problem and its framework and solution? or How do these algebraic and geometric ideas mesh?