**Mr. Elementary Math has 5 great tips and a whole lot more in developing a mathematical growth mind-set.**

# Category Archives: Interactive

# You Will Love: Engaging 2nd Graders in “Productive Struggle Number Talks”

**Monique LaCour, “teacher extraordinaire” in Oakland, California shares this 7 minute video highlighting:**

Talking math out loud with student whiteboards …… My mathematicians learn a million times more from each other …… Taking ownership — Gradual Release of Responsibility ….. Mistakes help us learn ….. Mistakes means you are trying new things ….. Productive struggles with the right tools …..

# Two Videos — What Are Math Playlets?

Click here: What Are Math Playlets. Math Playlets are a powerful way to utilize the Gradual Release Model.