Facilitate meaningful mathematical discourse.
Effective teaching of mathematics facilitates discourse among students to build shared understanding of mathematical ideas by analyzing and comparing student approaches and arguments.
|15 min||Homework discussion using Connect-Extend-Challenge
Visible Thinking Routine
|35 min||Which pizza is the better deal?
– Robert Kaplinsky (@robertkaplinsky)
|30 min||the Whopper Jar 3-Act Task
– Graham Fletcher (@gfletchy)
|20 min||Number Talks|
|End of session|
- Facilitate meaningful mathematical discourse using Number Talks.
- Select a number talk.
- Anticipate student answers with your team.
- Notice and note which students used each strategy.
- What will/did you learn?
- Read pp. 146-151 from TAKING ACTION: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in K-Grade 5
- Examining Mathematical Discourse
- Deeply Read pp. 175-179 from TAKING ACTION: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in K-Grade 5
- What the Research says: Meaningful Mathematical Discourse
- Promoting Equity through Facilitating Meaningful Mathematical Discourse
Standards for Mathematical Practice
- I can make sense of tasks and persevere in solving them.
- I can construct a viable argument and critique the reasoning of others.
“Connect Extend Challenge A Routine for Connecting New Ideas to Prior Knowledge.” Visible Thinking, Harvard Project Zero.
Leinwand, Steve. Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All. Reston, VA.: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2014. (p. 46) Print.
Smith, Margaret Schwan., et al. Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in Grades K-5. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2017.
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