MATHEMATICAL HABITS OF MIND

Working Group at 31st PME-NA

 

 

Mathematical Habits of Mind
Working Group, 31st PME-NA Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, Sep 24-26, 2009 (Paper in Conference Proceedings)

Working Group, 32st PME-NA Annual Meeting, Columbus, OH, Oct 28-31, 2010 (Paper in Conference Proceedings)

 

Co-Organizers:

·        Kien Lim, University of Texas at El Paso

·        Annie Selden, New Mexico State University

 

Objectives:

·        to discuss various views and aspects of mathematical habits of mind,

·        to explore avenues for research,

·        to encourage research collaborations, and

·        to interest doctoral students in this topic

 

Presentations (Abstracts)

·        Mathematical Habits of Mind: An Overview (Slides for Download)
          Kien H. Lim, University of Texas at El Paso

·        Mathematical Habits of Mind for Preservice Elementary Teachers (Handout for Download)
          Richard S. Millman, Georgia Institute of Technology

·        Undesirable Habits of Mind of Preservice Teachers (Slides for Download)
          Kien H. Lim, University of Texas at El Paso

·        Transforming pre-service teachers’ dispositions towards mathematics through reflection in-activity and post-activity (Slides for Download)
         
Dionne I. Cross, Indiana University-Bloomington

·        Habits of Mind in the Proving Process (Slides for Download)
         
Annie Selden and John Selden, New Mexico State University

·        Mathematics Immersion and Educators' Habits of Mind: Preliminary Results from Two Programs (Slides for Download)
          Karen Graham and Todd Abel, Univ. of New Hampshire

·        Mathematical Habits of Mind (Document for Download)
          Richard Lesh, Indiana University-Bloomington

 

Notes from Brainstorming and Small-group Presentations

·        Ideas recorded during brainstorming session (Document for Download)

·        Sub-group A: Defining Habits of Mind (Document for Download)

·        Sub-group B: Encouraging Habits of Mind in Students (Document for Download)

·        Sub-group C: Small (Tacit) Habits of Mind (Document for Download)

·        Sub-group D: Negative Habits of Mind (Document for Download)

 

Discussion of Next Steps

·        About 40 participants attended the first session, 20 attended the second session, and 15 attended the third session.

·        Participants are encouraged to join the professional network at http://mathhabitsofmind.wikispaces.com. This wiki is for mathematics educators and researchers who are interested in the practice and research related to mathematical habits of mind. Once you join the network, you can make announcements, post comments, share information and resources, look for collaborators, etc. This network shall serve as an avenue for us to communicate and to network. Please invite your colleagues or friends to join the network.

·        Participants in the third session felt that we should have another working group at the next PMENA. Please contact Kien Lim (kienlim@utep.edu) if you wish to organize the next working group.

·        There was a suggestion that instead of having individual presentations on the first session of the next PMENA working group, we can have researchers share struggle(s) with their research on mathematical habits of mind.

·        Presentations on Mathematical Habits of Mind at the 2008 and 2009 Joint Mathematical Meetings are posted at http://www.math.utep.edu/Faculty/kienlim/hom.

·        Presentations on Mathematical Habits of Mind at the 2008 and 2009 Joint Mathematical Meetings are posted at http://mathhabitsofmind.wikispaces.com/Presentations+at+JMM+2013.

 

 

Created on September 29, 2009
Revised on January 17, 2013