*MATH NORMS*We have explored seven math 'norms' which we will use this year to guide us in this class.

They are:

Everyone can learn math to the highest levels.

*There is no such thing as a "math" person. Everyone can reach the highest levels if they want to, with hard work.*

Mistakes are valuable.

*Mistakes grow your brain! It is good to struggle and make mistakes.*

Questions are really important.

*Always ask questions, always answer questions. Ask yourself: why does that make sense?*

Math is about creativity and making sense.

*Math is a very creative subject that is, at its core, about visualizing patterns and creating solution paths that others can see, discuss and critique.*

Math is about connections and communicating.

*Math is a connected subject, and a form of communication. You can represent math in different forms like a picture, a graph, an equation and link them. Color code!!*

Math class is about learning and not performing.

*Math is a growth subject. It takes time to learn and it is all about effort.*

Depth is more important than speed.

*Top mathematicians, such as Laurent Schwartz, think slowly and deeply.*

Jo Boaler

YouCubed at Stanford University