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Middle School: Taking Responsibility for Learning

Clip 6/20: Day 4: Identifying positive and negative prior experiences with mathematics


Encouraging Perseverance: Patty Ferrant recognizes that her students have years of experience, both positive and negative, with mathematics. These experiences inform and influence their mathematical dispositions. On day four, she asks them to share positive and negative prior experiences in math with a peer.


What do you hear in the students’ descriptions of their experiences? What do you think your students would say about their experiences learning mathematics in your classroom?

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