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Resources for Using Mistakes in the Classroom?

Hey all,

I know that some of you use this site in the classroom or with students. If you do use this site with students, I’d like to hear a bit about it. Could you either drop a comment or email me at to let me know how you’re using the site?


4 replies on “Resources for Using Mistakes in the Classroom?”

Thank you for sharing this blog. I have just recently found this blog. I am using it because I am new to teaching pre-algebra and it is helping me discover misconception, common mistakes, and predict student responses. Knowing common misconceptions helps me prepare lessons and pose what-if questions to students.

I’m being asked to promote opinion writing across the curriculum. I’m thinking that students looking at student work would be good material for Math Practice #3 “Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.”

I came across the blog over the holidays and have shared it with our teachers as a way of examining common misconceptions and determining patterns of thinking. I plan on posting some examples teachers have shared.

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