I often wonder what we would include in a Slow Math manifesto.
Slow Math is about asking questions. #AskDontTell is one hashtag I regularly use that describes my teaching. But how often does my perspective make me think more about the questions I ask than the questions my students ask?
e e cummings wrote,
always the beautiful answer
who asks a more beautiful question
In “A More Beautiful Question”, Warren Berger tries to figure out why children start school asking hundreds of questions a day but then their questioning “falls off a cliff” as they go through school.
In a Slow Math classroom, questions are not only welcomed – they are sought.