Chapter 3 was my favourite in the book because we don't often consider math to be an aesthetic subject that inspires creativity and beauty as described by Jo Boaler. I'm hoping that our discussions for chapter 3 can focus on making some connections to our personal and professional lives.
1. Do you consider math to be something that is beautiful? If so, how and why? Would you describe math as beautiful to your students and their families? How might you do so?
2. Have you ever engaged children in math experiences that inspired creativity and aesthetics? Can you give an example with photos or perhaps a link to a blog entry that delves more deeply into this idea?
3. How has this chapter inspired you to do things differently in your classroom in the new school year? Are you considering a deeper connection between math and artistic centres and experiences in your indoor and outdoor classroom?