Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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Part C

Defining Communication
  The Communication Standard | Using Effective Questioning | Using Precise Language | Additional Communication Strategies | Communication and the Other Process Standards | The Classroom Environment | Summary | Your Journal


In middle school, we should challenge students to think and reason about mathematics. Communicating through oral and written explanations of thought processes and strategies enables students to express their thinking. Effective teacher communication enables students to formulate and refine their ideas. Student-to-student communication enables students to share their strategies and to build understanding from shared experiences. Student-to-teacher communication helps teachers assess the level of student understanding. This is especially critical at the middle school level, as students begin to work with more complex and abstract mathematical concepts.

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