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Notice and Wonder Strategy

Annie Fetter is an amazing math educator at The Math Forum, and this strategy she shares with us has so many benefits for the teacher as much as the student. 

Teacher Benefits


  • Connection to student understanding for improved guidance
  • Connection to student thinking to identify learning opportunities
  • Less energy needed to focus student attention 

Student Benefits


  • Confidence building as student's discover their think is interesting and mathematical
  • Student's externalize their thinking which helps them to develop good thinking habits
  • Student's become aware of the mathematical patterns all around them

Notice and Wonder Resources

The Math Forum "I Notice, I Wonder" Resource Page

Using a Child's Art with the Notice and Wonder Strategy

Free Cuisenaire Rod printables for Playful Discovery!