All group members are present.
Group members arrive prepared.
Everyone is encouraged to participate and everyone's contribution is valued.
Individuals take personal responsibility for making a contribution.
Members listen actively. They don't interrupt and they don't tune out.
The group discusses problems until there is general understanding. Just getting an answer (even a correct one) is not the ending point.
Decisions on correctness are based on logic and reasoning, not on group pressure.
The group encourages multiple approaches to solving a problem. There may be many correct methods and even false starts are often helpful.
From time to time the group reflects on how well it is working together.
Reminder: Question-asking is the engine that drives mathematical investigations.
adapted from a handout of Tamara Veenstra's