National Council of Teachers of Mathematics provides five strategies that are easily applicable to generating student discussion in the math classroom. Regular, meaningful discourse amongst students about their mathematical thinking helps to foster a math community.
Classroom management is always at the forefront of an educator's mind when planning a dynamic lesson. Improving participation with Talk Moves will provide you with another tool in your kit to facilitate seamless and accountable talk in the math classroom.
Modelling is an important teaching strategy and one that's important to use during math instructional time. As educators, we often take for granted the steps we go through when we approach a math problem. Our students need to see and hear our process. They need to see and hear us question and list our strategies. Why we chose this strategy. What happens if it doesn't work. Many practical strategies and good reminders can be found in this resource.
Number talks is taking teacher professional book clubs by storm. Encouraging our students to use their schema and activating their prior knowledge has long been touted as a strategy of problem solving. Number Talks is a practical guide for teachers to use in their classroom. This is a K-5 resource.
Dan Meyer leads a powerful Ted Talk on the importance of overhauling the math classroom and encouraging students to formulate their own math problems. 21st century learners must be dynamic and creative problem solvers. Rote math alone won't cut it. Dan Meyer shows us how to overhaul our math class and engage students in thinking about math. Rich tasks are the foundation of accountable talk in the math classroom.
I love how easy and accessible these accountable math sentence starter prompts are to get students talking about math. Discussion prompts that students can frame their thinking around and promote meaningful conversation beyond the typical "great job" responses.