# Strengthen Mathematical Character

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# Strengthen Mathematical Character

Your habits and routines will help you approach mathematical situations and help you work with your classmates to build a mathematical community.

Discuss:

- What other things can you do to be active in class and take responsibility for your own learning?

Here are ideas to strengthen your mathematical character when working with others:

- Present ideas to your classmates for their feedback.
- Ask your classmates questions about their work.
- Write successful, innovative strategies of your classmates in your notebook.
- Take notes about different ways of thinking about a problem.

Here are ideas to strengthen your mathematical character when working on your own:

- Estimate an answer before solving a problem.
- Check if your answer is reasonable.
- Include visual representations of problems and solutions in your work.
- Use complete sentences in the solution.
- Ask yourself questions about your work to improve it.
- Solve the same problem using different strategies.
- Solve the same problem again using different numbers and look for patterns.
- Revise your work.