I like this saying because it encourages that mistakes are ok to make. I expect my students to show effort in the work that they do, and mistakes are fixable and acceptable as long as they keep trying. I would put this saying on a poster (on vinyl sticker like the one here) and keep in my classroom to remind students that it is ok to make mistakes.

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Weighing set - Math invitation to play - Homemade Rainbows ≈≈ http://www.pinterest.com/kinderooacademy/math-numbers-shapes-patterns/

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To support Carol Dweck's Growth Mindset, employ the concept of The Learning Pit into the classroom. The challenge concept is set. Through investigation some students begin to emerge out of the pit. They work to help others out of the pit, re-questioning their own knowledge at the same time. https://vimeo.com/128462566

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Maths Working Wall for Year 4 Top Set. Grid Method and Formal Written Multiplication. These flip charts are straight from my lesson, the students are familiar with them as I made them with them, for them. A great way to get a maths display up with minimal effort for maximum effect! Headings are done on coloured card and took about 5 minutes. Differentiation means that students can have a try at the tricker sums and have a model ready.

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These Counting Activities: Building Pizzas can be set up as cookie sheet activities, a magnet center, or math center. This set includes two pizzas, 12 build a pizza instruction cards, and lots of build a pizza building pieces (all in color). In this activity, students watch the pizza toppings pile up as they work on basic counting skills and following directions. Students count out the correct number of pizza toppings indicated on the build a pizza instruction cards to build their…

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