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What is a Thinking Classroom?

"What was missing for these students, and their teachers, was a central focus in mathematics on thinking. The realization that this was absent in so many classrooms that I visited motivated me to find a way to build, within these same classrooms, a culture of thinking, both for the student and the teachers. I wanted to build, what I now call, a thinking classroom – a classroom that is not only conducive to thinking but also occasions thinking, a space that is inhabited by thinking individuals as well as individuals thinking collectively, learning together, and constructing knowledge and understanding through activity and discussion." 

Peter Liljedahl, Simon Fraser University, Canada


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Week of Inspirational Maths - Teachers (Jo Boaler)

"This week is about inspiring students through open, beautiful and creative math. We have chosen the different tasks so that students see math as a broad, interesting and visual subject that involves deep thinking. Students will learn important growth mindset messages that will help them feel confident, try harder all year, persist with open and difficult problems and embrace mistakes and challenge. All tasks are low floor and high ceiling – they are accessible to all students and they extend to high levels." -

My Favourite Math Manipulatives

Research and Articles

Visibly Random Groups
Building Thinking Classroom
Four Purposes of Assessment
Peter Liljedahl Research - Now You Try One
Peter Liljedahl Research -Homework

Learning, Teaching, and Loving Math - BOOKS TO READ

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