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Tool Classroom Discussions: Using Talk to Help Students Learn, Grades 1-6

Summary

Classroom Discussions: Using Math Talk to Help Students Learn is a book that offers detailed and practical guidance to teachers who want to explore ways to engage students in productive mathematical talk. Mathematical talk contributes to deepening students’ understanding because:
  • Misconceptions get revealed, allowing teachers to address them;
  • Group discussions improve students’ ability to reason logically;
  • Students learn to share their thinking and reasoning and listen to and learn from their peers; and
  • Students are more motivated and take interest in what their peers are saying.

This book was written to share strategies to help teachers learn to engage students in meaningful mathematical discussions. The guide provides specific strategies and ways teachers can use talk to deepen students’ understandings and promote student learning.

Authors: Suzanne H. Chapin, Catherine O'Connor, and Nancy Canavan Anderson

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Math Solutions Publications

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