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Habits of mind: an organizing principle for mathematics curriculum (Connected Geometry)

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Author:Cuoco, Goldenberg, Mark; Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
Description: A curriculum the goal of which is not to train large numbers of high school students to be university mathematicians, but rather to allow high school students to become comfortable with ill-posed and fuzzy problems, to see the benefit of systematizing and abstraction, and to look for and develop new ways of describing situations, giving them the tools they'll need to use, understand, and even make mathematics that doesn't yet exist. Habits of Mind; Mathematical Approaches to Things; Geometric Approaches to Things; Algebraic Approaches to Things; Why Habits of Mind?.

Levels: High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: Basic Algebra, Patterns/Relationships, Problem-Solving, Higher-Dimensional Geometry, Euclidean Plane Geometry, Logic/Foundations
Math Ed Topics: Curriculum/Materials Development

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