Anyone can achieve at high levels in math.
The brain grows from experience.
Stereotypes – like pink aisles and blue aisles – are damaging for math.
A growth mindset – a belief that you can get smarter with hard work – is really important for math success.
Mistakes in math grow your brain.
Being good at math does not mean being fast. Depth is more important than speed.
Number flexibility (as we saw in 18 x 5) is important and valuable.
All of math should make sense to you.
Talking about math is helpful and important.
Math is a connected subject and it is important to see and make mathematical connections.
Intuition is important in math.
It is helpful to represent math visually as well as with physical objects.
It is important to focus on the big idea in math eg a fraction is a relationship.
Math is about pattern finding.
Math is everywhere in nature eg in snowflakes, spider webs, pine cones.
Math is everywhere in sport eg dance, soccer, tennis.
Math in the real world is about connections, drawing, reasoning and applying ideas, not formulas.
Good apps and games teach math conceptually and visually.