Mathematical Discourse: Let the Kids Talk! provides teachers with the tools they need to facilitate mathematical discourse in the 21st century classroom and create opportunities for students to think constructively, communicate effectively, and increase mathematics proficiency. This essential math resource will help teachers develop a new set of pedagogical skills and strategies to assess, plan, and organize their classrooms in a manner that is conducive to mathematical discourse.
With helpful tips and strategies that are easy to implement, this standards-based book supports an equitable learning environment by encouraging active listening, clear communication, justification of perspective, and acknowledgement of students’ experiences. Each chapter includes Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning strategies to address cultural norms for diverse populations and support the needs of English language learners.
With tips for implementing Math Talks and Number Talks in the classroom, this resource will teach K-12 students how to think and speak like mathematicians as they approach learning mathematics with confidence.