- There is no such thing as a math brain or a math gene. Everyone can reach the highest levels of math with hard work.
- Mistakes are valuable and appreciated. It is good to struggle and make mistakes because with each mistake your brain grows.
- Communication is a key part of mathematics and a great way to increase your mathematical understanding. Everyone will help promote a safe and active learning environment.
- Be respectful to yourself and others. Only once everyone feels comfortable to share their ideas will we be able to make connections and discoveries in math.
- Questions are really important. You need to make sense of math to understand it. You can always try to draw a picture, make a graph or equation, or color code to help.
- Depth is more important than speed. Top mathematicians think slowly and deeply.
- Failure and struggle do not mean you cannot do math and are actually a key part of math and learning. Math is a growth subject and takes time to learn. It is all about effort.