At the beginning of each year I always take a moment to tell my students that everyone is going to be a mathematician in our classroom! We talk about the struggles we've had in math, we celebrate the things they've accomplished so far, and we discuss what types of skills we will learn in math this year! We also discuss what a mathematician is... what does he/she do? We chart all of those things down. We quickly learn that we are ALL mathematicians! This craft can be used as a follow up to that discussion. Students make themselves as mathematicians and then write about what makes them a mathematician!
This craft is from my Let's Get Started Unit. If you already own that unit, please do not purchase this!
Let's Get Started