Build math confidence by encouraging students to use math talk and practice math talk.
Math teachers can share ways to talk about math and develop critical thinking strategies for math students. Teaching math can be easier when students have strategies and tools to help them discuss and practice math like a mathematician.
The math talk stems are a simple but effective way to inspire confidence in your mathematicians.
Students who are reluctant to share in Math class for fear of being wrong, need ways to verbalize what they want to say, should say or to help scaffold them to the right direction.
The math thinking posters help to show students what they should be doing as they work with you, their classmates and independently!