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Continuing discussion of mathematical habits of mind
Proceedings of the Thirty-second Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (2010)
  • Annie Selden, New Mexico State University
  • Kien H Lim, University of Texas at El Paso
Abstract
The idea of “mathematical habits of mind” has been introduced to emphasize the need to help students think about mathematics “the way mathematicians do.” There seems to be considerable interest among mathematics educators and mathematicians in helping students develop mathematical habits of mind. The objectives of this working group are: (a) to continue the discussion of various views and aspects of mathematical habits of mind begun at PME-NA 31, (b) to explore avenues for research, (c) to encourage research collaborations, and (d) to interest doctoral students in this topic. In the Proceedings of PME-NA 31, we provided 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. Below we provide a summary of the discussions held at PME-NA 31. We invite returning participants, as well as other mathematics educators who are interested in mathematical habits of mind, especially those who have conducted research related to habits of mind, to our discussions.
Publication Date
October, 2010
Citation Information
Annie Selden and Kien H Lim. "Continuing discussion of mathematical habits of mind" Proceedings of the Thirty-second Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kien_lim/22/