Are our students talking enough? 124/180

Screen Shot 2016-03-31 at 3.03.34 PMThe National Council on Teachers of Mathematics shared the benefits of discussion in a recent research brief.

The council outlines several benefits:

• Increase student learning

• Motivate students

• Support teachers in understanding and assessing student thinking

• Shift the mathematical authority from teacher (or textbook) to community


Do we agree with these benefits? If so, how do we provide more opportunities for discussion in math (and other) classes?

Based on “What Does Research Say the Benefits of Discussion in Mathematics Class Are?”

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