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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


Consider the Communication Standard and what we have discussed in this section. Read the following questions and answer one in light of the students and content you teach.

Questions to write and reflect about:
  • For many of us, group work, writing about mathematics, or making classroom presentations is very different from our own experiences as mathematics students. Is this true for you? What role does your past experience play in how you view communication in your classroom today?
  • How would you explain to a skeptical student, colleague, or parent the importance of communication in the teaching of mathematics?
  • As you think about your own classroom and the Communication Standard, what do you feel successful about? What would you like to do differently? How might you go about doing it?
  • What obstacles do you need to navigate?
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.

And now, please take a moment to relax, if you haven't already -- or even if you have!

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