Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

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Part B

Exploring Communication
  Are These Shapes Congruent? | Try It Yourself: Congruent Shapes | Problem Reflection | Your Journal


You've just explored a problem, examining how you might use formal and informal mathematical language as you communicate your solutions. Now we'd like you to write about your own classroom practice. Read the following questions and answer one in light of the students and content you teach.

Questions to write and reflect about:
  • Choose a mathematical task you currently use with your students. How can you increase the variety of forms of communication that are used as students complete this task?
  • Consider an activity similar to those you have used in the past. How would you modify what you have previously done to encourage precise mathematical communication from your students and to assess their understanding of the underlying concepts?
  • How do these and similar activities expand teachers' opportunities to assess student understanding and address misconceptions?
Three ways to write and reflect:
  • Use pen and paper.
  • Use a word processor.
  • Use the form below.
Be sure to save what you have written before you navigate out of the journal section.


Your work will be displayed in a printer-friendly format to enable you to print.

Thanks for writing in your journal. Please keep your entries in whatever format you choose -- you will find them useful for reference later.

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