President's Messages: Robert Q. Berry III
Promoting and valuing students’ participation in mathematical discourse—sharing their reasoning; creating, critiquing, and revising arguments; and engaging in collaborations aimed at making sense of and using mathematical ideas—is a way of positioning them as being mathematically competent.
For many of you, the school year is about to start
or has already started. This means that there is a lot of work that needs to
get done before embarking on a successful beginning of the academic year. For
some, it may mean creating a list of what tasks need to get done before the
opening of school. This list may include making sure that you have necessary
resources, arranging the classroom to optimize learning, and figuring out what
you are teaching and how you might teach it.