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What do I want for my students?
Comfort: I want my classroom to be a place where students are comfortable making conjectures, thinking outloud and sharing their ideas,
Number Sense: I want students to develop better number sense so that they can make sense of the world around them and check to see if their solutions make sense. I'm hoping to working on number sense by using estimation180.com and visualpatterns.org on a regular, if not daily basis.
Collaboration: I want my students to share their thinking and reasoning. I want them to help one another and to learn from each other.
Enjoy Math: My hope is that by doing the above students will enjoy math a little more, be actively involved and hopefully seek out mathematics in the world around them.
To all the great math teachers out their doing great thing: thanks for the inspiration.