*Math 8* – Students had their first taste of this year’s Thinking Classroom culture and active learning problem solving. After I introduced the outline for the year and talked about what we’ll be doing, the kids started off on some problems.

Student engagement was very high. We got through two problems using randomized groups and working on whiteboards and windows with dry erase markers. At the end of one class I asked one student if they liked math. The student said that they used to, but then got demoralized by bad test results. However, the student added that he liked math now. I guess that goes in the win column.

Thanks to the math teachers at Killarney (Tanya, Sue, Sonya) for helping me down this path to a thinking classroom.

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