Notice and Wonder

I had a 20 meter head start in the race and walked 3 m every 2 seconds.

My friend started at the starting line and walked 4 m every 2 seconds…

 

Benefits of Notice and Wonder: 

Supports students to:

  • Connect their own thinking to the math they are about to do
  • Attend to details within the problem
  • Feel safe (no right answers or more important things to consider)
  • Slow down and think about the problem before starting to calculate
  • Record info that may be useful later
  • Generate engaging math questions that they are interested in solving
  • Identify what is confusing or unclear in the problem
  • Conjecture about possible paths for solving the problem
  • Find as much math as they can in a situation, not just the path to the answer