Dear Math Friends,
Do your students have difficulty making themselves understood when sharing their work? Do they mumble, look at the floor, and shuffle their papers? Are they able to share their ideas precisely? The Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice require that students communicate clearly and explicitly. The “Excellent Speakers” discussion guide is a resource to help teachers guide students to generate communication expectations when sharing their mathematical ideas. This discussion pack supports the development of CCSS Mathematical Practice #3, “Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others,” and #6, “Attend to precision.”
This resource includes:
• Suggested questions for class conversations
• Sample anchor chart
• CCSS Mathematical Practices
• Discussion Guide FlipCards
The FlipCards are designed to copy onto cardstock, laminate and bind on a ring and keep handy in the area where class discussions take place. They could also be kept in a 3-ring binder. Discussion guides can be kept with lesson plans and are easy to use by classroom volunteers.
Corresponding lesson plans are available!
• Lesson Plans to Introduce Common Core Math Practices
Through Problem-Solving: A Step-by-Step Guide
Hope this blesses your math teaching! Thanks for your support!
Mona Starr and Cheryl Hentschel