On Wednesday and Thursday this week, (days 3 and 4) we’ll do some math probes. These will not go on your report card, but will help us (you, me, Mr. Ho and Ms. Khanna) figure out what you’re good at in math, and where we might want to review. This will help us focus our energy more efficiently, because it will help us determine what is most important for you to work on.
Determining Importance is a thinking strategy that is often talked about in Humanities. It helps us when we do research, and it helps us figure out the big ideas or themes in literature we read. However, it’s also useful when we are deciding what homework to do first and what subjects to study hardest on. Reflecting on our strengths and needs as learners will help us determine what we want to focus on!