I don’t feel any shame, I won’t apologize
      When there ain’t nowhere you can go
           Running away from pain when you’ve been victimized
                Tales from another broken home

Mathematical Learning - He Kakano Research

A lovely diagram from the NZ educational research into Maori Education (He Kakano loosely translates to ‘the seed’).

The diagram is designed to look at Early Childhood Mathematical Education, but I think it is very relevant to later Mathematical thought. I can imagine that these strategies and ideas would be productive for all students, not just Maori.

At the moment I have particular interest in 'storying’ and the relationship between that and another strand - 'noticing, recognising and constructing relationships’. I’ve started using a journaling system with high school students in Maths, with some interesting stories of progress and learning. 

Is anyone else finding success with journals in Mathematics?