My Big Takeaway
Three tips to help encourage students to MAKE MISTAKES!
1. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes.
Mistakes make the brain grow and spark! Mistakes should be renamed to “brain sparks.”
2. Develop a culture that celebrates mistakes!
I think I should maybe make a “My Favorite Mistake” bulletin board, with my students filling out a form that explains the mistake they made and what they learned and did about it. And they attach this form to their work and then post it on this bulletin board.
3. Have a Mistake of the Day problem.
Using students work with mistakes (I can also make up some work), we would discuss the misconceptions and talk about solutions and changes.
Math is about learning and growing. I need to celebrate mistakes! Can’t wait for some concrete examples in the next chapters of the book. Click on the link below to view other teachers’ insights on this chapter.