This one concept will change the face of math forever. You are not supposed to already know it! You are going to learn something new, then you are going to practice it and mess it up (think about other new things you’ve learned- roller skating anyone?), then you are going to get better at it, – and then you will know it!
Mistakes are the process of learning. Studies have shown we learn more when we fix a mistake than we learn from getting it right the first try. Mistakes make us look a little closer. Mistakes make us ask questions and have a discussion. Mistakes make us try again. Mistakes make us better.
Celebrate mistakes! They mean growing is happening. 🙂