Posts tagged as: math talk

Giveaway: Let’s Celebrate Math Talk

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, January 26th, 2018

At Math Solutions, we love math talk! Nothing makes us happier than seeing students engaged in conversation about math. We love seeing students explain their reasoning, deepening their mathematical understanding and learning. We have many resources we share with educators to help ensure teachers can foster an environment conducive to learning and a classroom culture…



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A Call for Math Discourse in Secondary Classrooms

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, January 04th, 2018

MDISC authors shine a light on the need for professional learning facilitators to help teachers enable every math student to engage in classroom discourse that is both productive an



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What Does Academically Productive Talk Look Like?

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, September 12th, 2017

Here are the characteristics that define an academically rewarding conversation.



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Encouraging Math Talk in the Preschool and Kindergarten Classroom

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, September 01st, 2017

Why is it that engaging preschool and kindergarten students in talking about their mathematical ideas is considered such an important key to fostering the development of early math skills? What is gained by devoting valuable time and effort into classroom discussions about math, and how can teachers set the stage for lively and meaningful math…



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Celebrate the Solar Eclipse with your Students

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, August 18th, 2017

A natural phenomenon like the upcoming solar eclipse offers the perfect opportunity to engage students in productive, relevant STEM discussion that allows them to make connections to real world applications of their classroom math explorations. On August 21st, the world will experience a solar eclipse, also known as “the Super Bowl of the sky.” The…



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Historical Events Rooted in Math: Opener Activities for Your Class

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, May 03rd, 2017

It may surprise your students that many events in history present ways to explore mathematical ideas. In Day-to-Day Math: Activities for Grades 3-6, Susan Ohanian offers thought-provoking math class “openers” using interesting historical events.  Here are a few events to start your classroom investigations into history through a mathematical lense! January 23, 1951 The C102 jetliner makes history,…



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Math Talk Bundle Giveaway

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, April 01st, 2017

Missing out on the NCTM and NCSM fun? Don’t worry, we have professional learning resources up for grabs, and it doesn’t require a plane ride to San Antonio! You can enter to win our award-winning math discourse resources featured in our Math Talk Bundle. Simply enter the raffle form below, and let us know your…



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Join Math Solutions on Twitter for a live #MathTalkChat!

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, January 18th, 2017

It’s time to talk fractions! Mark your calendar for a live Twitter #MathTalkChat with @Math_Solutions next Wednesday, January 25th at 8pm ET / 5pm PT.



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Classroom Discussions: Using Math Talk in Elementary Classrooms

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, May 20th, 2016

by Suzanne H. Chapin, Catherine O’Connor, and Nancy Canavan Anderson Click here to download PDF Teachers typically are comfortable leading classroom discussions when teaching literature or providing social studies instruction. They value these discussions and rely on them to support students’ learning. However, many teachers aren’t as comfortable making use of classroom discussions for mathematics…



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Video Post: Get Students Talking

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, December 01st, 2015

Math talk is the practice of using conversation and questions to help your students learn to reason mathematically.



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