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Activating Math Talk
11 Purposeful Techniques for Your Elementary Students

First Edition


November 2020 | 248 pages | Corwin

Achieve High-Quality Mathematics Discourse With Purposeful Talk Techniques 

Many mathematics teachers agree that engaging students in high quality discourse is important for their conceptual learning, but successfully promoting such discourse in elementary classrooms—with attention to the needs of every learner—can be a challenge. Activating Math Talk tackles this challenge by bringing practical, math-specific, productive discourse techniques that are applicable to any lesson or curriculum.

Framed around 11 student-centered discourse techniques, this research-based book connects purposeful instructional techniques to specific lesson goals and includes a focus on supporting emergent multilingual learners. You will be guided through each technique with

  - Classroom examples of tasks and techniques spanning grades K–5
  - Reflection moments to help you consider how key ideas relate to your own instruction
  - Classroom vignettes that illustrate the techniques in action and provide opportunities to analyze and prepare for your own         implementation
  - Group discussion questions for engaging with colleagues in your professional community 

Achieving high-quality mathematics discourse is within your reach using the clear-cut techniques that activates your math talk efforts to promote every student’s conceptual learning.


 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Preface: Setting the Stage
 
Part I: Understanding High Quality Math Discourse for All Students
 
Chapter 1: High Quality Discourse in Math Classrooms
 
Chapter 2: Engaging Emergent Multilingual Learners in Discourse
 
Chapter 3: Mathematics Knowledge for Facilitating Discourse
 
Key Takeaways about High Quality Math Discourse
 
Part II: Activating Math Discourse in the Classroom
 
Chapter 4: Teaching Students to Talk About Math
 
Chapter 5: Structuring Math Lessons for High Quality Discourse
 
Key Takeaways about Facilitating Math Discourse in the Classroom
 
Part III: Talk Techniques for the Launch Phase
 
Chapter 6: Story Problem Retelling
 
Chapter 7: Task Think Aloud
 
Chapter 8: Math Bet Lines
 
Key Takeaways about the Launch Phase
 
Part IV: Talk Techniques for the Explore Phase
 
Chapter 9: Think-Pair-Rehearse-Share
 
Chapter 10: Math Four Square
 
Chapter 11: Talk Triangle
 
Chapter 12: Solution Draft & Final Copy
 
Key Takeaways about the Explore Phase
 
Part V: Talk Techniques for the Discuss Phase
 
Chapter 13: Math Talk Chain
 
Chapter 14: All Talk Math
 
Chapter 15: Probing and Pressing Math Questions
 
Chapter 16: Math Learning Summary
 
Key Takeaways about the Discuss Phase
 
Part VI: Putting It All Together
 
Chapter 17: Planning and Reflecting to Promote High Quality Discourse
 
Key Takeaways about Putting It All Together
 
Continuing the Journey Toward High Quality Discourse
 
References
 
Index

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ISBN: 9781544394305
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