These lessons teach 8 Mathematical Habits-of-Interaction. Lessons explain each habit in child-friendly language and pair them with a gesture to help students memorize, retain and use routinely during problem solving.
Mathematical Habits-of-Interaction are a set of ways of acting and reasoning that can help students navigate through solving difficult problems, build on each other's ideas and communicating effectively. The Common Core addresses these habits and each can be represented in the Common Core Math Practices.
• Listen to Understand
• Use Private Reasoning Time
• Ask Genuine Questions
• Acknowledge Multiple Pathways
• Compare Logic & Reasoning
• Critique & Debate
• Math Reasoning is the Authority
• Explain Your Reasoning
• 8 posters for teaching each habit
• Sentence frames for each habit
• “I can justify it!” problem solving sheet
• “No More I Can’t or I Don’t Know” poster
These lessons are meant to be taught in combination with your standard math curriculum and could supplement existing Common Core Math Practice posters you already use in your classroom or school.
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