## Classroom Norms

## Opening

# Classroom Norms

Classroom norms help us do our best work and meet our learning goals.

Discuss the following with your classmates.

- What do you need in order to do your best work?
- What ways can you work with your classmates to make the class an effective group?
- What norms, or rules, will allow each member of the class the opportunity to grow?

Here are ideas for classroom norms:

- Ask questions and think creatively.
- Talk about your ideas and questions with your classmates.
- Use mathematics vocabulary when you talk or write about math.
- Make connections between what you know and what you are learning.
- If you do not know how to solve a problem, write down what you do know.
- Think about what you are learning from a task, instead of just trying to finish it quickly.
- Think of a mistake as a chance to learn, not as something to hide.
- Check your work and think about what caused you to make a mistake. Learn how to correct your work.
- Work together with your classmates so that everyone learns.