Attributes of a critical thinker: asks pertinent questions assesses statements and arguments is able to admit a lack of understanding or information has a sense of curiosity is interested in finding new solutions listens carefully to others and is able to give feedback
Attributes of a critical thinker: (cont.) looks for evidence to support assumptions and beliefs is able to adjust opinions when new facts are found looks for proof examines problems closely is able to reject information that is incorrect or irrelevant (Ferret, S. Peak Performance, 1997)
Math Journal Rubric 1. Correct answer 2. Draws picture to show answer 3. Writes an explanation of answer 1. Correct answer 2. Draws picture to show answer OR writes an explanation of answer Correct answer only Uh oh! I need more think time.