“Maths is a subject of beautiful connections, it is not a long list of disconnected topics.” -Jo Boaler, Professor, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University
Last year I purchased the complete middle school set of Mindset Mathematics: Visualizing and Investigating Big Ideas by Jo Boaler, Jen Munson, and Cathy Williams. This set includes California State Standards Mathematics Domain related activities for grades 6, 7, & 8. These hands-on, team-based mathematics explorations that I have implemented in all grade levels this past year have been a huge success. Students are excited to interact with mathematics in a new way. These explorations deepen mathematical understanding and interest by providing students with opportunities to make connections across mathematical domains and with the real-world. I use these activities in math intervention, accelerated math, and math extension classes. I was unable to fully implement all of the lessons because I do not have all of the supplies. This grant would cover the material lists for all three grade levels.