Hallo! Welcome to Mikkola's interweb page.
Each day in class we will practice building a growth mindset, an appreciation of math and learning, and develop curious persistence towards fun and challenging problems. Math is not a spectator sport. We will all aim to help each other actively engage, wrestle, and play with math (and then consolidate/review) to understand how and why it works. This research is the foundation for how our classroom will function.
Having grown up in Missoula, I continue to appreciate living and learning with the people here, particularly those at Sentinel High School! Exploring the mountains and rivers around us is an opportunity my dog and I (and friends) will take as often as possible.
If you have any questions about the class or ideas on how we can help make it a better learning experience, send me an email and we will work something out from there.