Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
In this session:
Observing Student Communication
How does a middle school student make sense of mathematical ideas? One way is by communicating about them. Talking and writing about our ideas clarifies and deepens our understanding of the mathematics. Listening to the ideas of others, comparing those ideas with our own by asking questions of others, and then fitting these newly formed ideas into our sense-making scheme also helps us develop deeper understanding. Communicating about mathematical ideas is critical to empowering students to make sense of mathematics.
In this session, we will illustrate and reflect on many different aspects of communication in mathematics.
This session shows you how to help students do the following:
NCTM Communication Standard
Instructional programs . . . should enable all students to --
Principles and Standards of School Mathematics (NCTM, 2000). For more information on this process standard, see the NCTM Web site.
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