Resources and Tools for Elementary Math Specialists and Teachers
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Math Conversation Starters


Use the resources in this collection to encourage your students to talk about the math they use to play the game or solve the problem. Encourage them to share their thoughts and describe their strategies to one another as they figure out the best moves or steps in a process. Provide students with opportunities to demonstrate their work and explain their reasoning using the language of mathematics. Listen carefully as your students interact with one another to exchange ideas, organize their thoughts, present their arguments and consider the suggestions of their classmates. These resources provide you with starting points that engage students in mathematical thinking and communication.
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Created:04-16-2012 by path
Last Post05-17-2016by leesajohnson
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