Try Math Journals in Your Classroom This course for K-6 educators explores the power of student reflective journals in building students’ mathematical knowledge and practices. HOURS: 5-30 hours MATERIALS: A journal for each student in your classroom. Introduction|Overview In this section, we’ll provide an overview of the course, covering learning goals and the course structure. Module 1|Why Reflective Journals? Journals are becoming a commonly used tool in math classes. This module outlines how math journals are used in class, demonstrating their power in helping students learn and teachers meet their goals. Module 2|Getting Started – Launching Journals In this module, we get into the nitty-gritty of implementing journals in your classroom, helping you to get started with journals. You will also hear about ways to get students excited and engaged in their journal use. Module 3|Reflecting on Your Journal Implementation You’ve started using journals, but what next? This module guides you through analyzing student journals and using your findings to deepen student engagement and development. Module 4|Dive Deeper into Journals through Inquiries With journals in place in your classroom, we can now focus on using them to strengthen student thinking. This module outlines six optional inquiry cycles that’ll help you cultivate your students’ mathematical habits of mind as engage with their journals. Inquiry A|How are Students Using Prior Knowledge to Make Sense of New or Puzzling Ideas? Inquiry B|How are Students Using Mathematical Expressions, Diagrams, and Other Important Tools? Inquiry C|How are Students Reflecting on their Own Mathematical Learning? Inquiry D|How Do Classroom Conversations and Journal Writing Support Each Other in Your Classroom? Inquiry E|How Do Board Writing and Journal Writing Support Each Other in Your Classroom? Inquiry F|How Do Journals Help Students Develop Mathematical Agency, Perseverance, and Curiosity?