Teachers will gain the ability to assess student knowledge through asking “good questions,” and align instruction to ensure each student understands how to use math skills through thinking, talking, and doing.
Five Major Reasons That Talk Is Critical to Teaching and Learning
Talk can reveal understanding and misunderstanding.
Talk supports robust learning by boosting memory.
Talk supports deeper reasoning.
Talk supports language development.
Talk supports development of social skills.
Using communication in the classroom to represent, explain, justify, agree, and disagree shapes the way students learn mathematics. Classroom dialogue engages students, encourages them to learn more, and allows for the exploration of ideas, strategies, procedures, facts, and more.
Affecting the way ideas are exchanged and
developed, Math Talk supports a social learning
environment for children—creating a community
of encouragement, respect, and the exchange
This set includes awesome resources to help you implement math talk into your math classroom.
MATH TALK MOVES
5. ADDING ON
6. TURN AND TALK
Math talk moves handout
Math talk moves handout with sample questions
Good questions for good math classrooms