Want to encourage productive communication in your classroom?
Use these posters to complete a classroom bulletin board. Then, model the use of these phrases (and any other of your choice!) for your students.
This is a great tool for the start of the year. It can be modeled and practiced by students in a relaxed context, and later be transferred to math conversations. For example, I have used them at the start of the year doing a Think-Pair-Share for the question, "What are the qualities of a safe classroom?" Students were able to get comfortable with the phrases in this manner.