Skip to main content
Mathematical Habits of Mind: A Working Group at the 2009 PME-NA Conference
  • Kien H Lim, University of Texas at El Paso
  • Annie Selden
The objectives of this working group are: (a) to discuss various views and aspects of mathematical habits of mind, (b) to explore avenues for research, (c) to encourage research collaborations, and (d) to interest doctoral students in this topic. To facilitate the discussion during the working group meetings, we provide an overview of mathematical habits of mind, including concepts that are closely related to habits of mind—ways of thinking, mathematical practices, knowing-to act in the moment, cognitive disposition, and behavioral schemas. We invite mathematics educators who are interested in habits of mind, and especially those who have conducted research related to habits of mind, to share their work during the first working group meeting. If you would like to give a 10-minute presentation, please contact Kien Lim or Annie Selden in advance.
  • Habits of Mind,
  • Ways of Thinking,
  • Behavioral Schemas,
  • Cognitive Disposition,
  • Metacognition,
  • Mathematics Education
Publication Date
September, 2009
Citation Information
Kien H Lim and Annie Selden. "Mathematical Habits of Mind: A Working Group at the 2009 PME-NA Conference" (2009)
Available at: