Posts tagged as: math talk

What are students saying about their math learning? Ask them.

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, June 16th, 2020

Peek into a math classroom, virtual or physical. What are students doing and saying about their math learning? Are they engaged? Are they thinking critically – evaluating solutions assessing their understanding, revising their strategies, explaining concepts, and connecting mathematics to real life? Excerpt from Learning Forward, June 2020, Vol. 41, No 3 by Sue Chapman…

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3 Ways to Implement Talking in Math Class

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, February 26th, 2020

When I began teaching almost 20 years ago, one of the veteran teachers made a quick visit to the classroom that we shared to pick up materials. She was very impressed with my students’ behavior and remarked, “Wow, they are so quiet!” The veteran teacher’s comment was kind of funny to me because my students…

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Encouraging Math Talk in the Preschool and Kindergarten Classroom

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, January 17th, 2020

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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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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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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