Intentional Talk

How to Structure and Lead Productive Mathematical Discussions

Not all mathematics discussions are alike. It's one thing to ask students to share how they solved a problem, to get ideas out on the table so that their thinking becomes visible; but knowing what to do with students' ideas—where to go with them—can be a daunting task. Intentional Talk provides teachers with a framework for planning and facilitating purposeful mathematics discussions that enrich and deepen student learning.

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Not all mathematics discussions are alike. It's one thing to ask students to share how they solved a problem, to get ideas out on the table so that their thinking becomes visible; but knowing what to do with students' ideas—where to go with them—can be a daunting task. Intentional Talk provides teachers with a framework for planning and facilitating purposeful mathematics discussions that enrich and deepen student learning. According to Elham Kazemi and Allison Hintz, the critical fi...read more

    About the Author(s)

    Elham Kazemi is a professor of mathematics education at the University of Washington. She works alongside teachers to create thriving mathematical classrooms centered on children’s mathematical thinking. She is deeply committed to building university-school partnerships that tackle social and academic inequities and create strong professional learning communities for teachers to learn from and with their students.

    Allison Hintz is an assistant professor of mathematics education at the University of Washington Bothell.

    Table of Contents

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    Foreword by Megan Franke
    Acknowledgments
    Chapter 1: Introduction
    Chapter 2: Open Strategy Sharing
    Chapter 3: Targeted Discussion: Compare and Connect
    Chapter 4: Targeted Discussion: Why? Let's Justify
    Chapter 5: Targeted Discussion: What's Best and Why?
    Chapter 6: Targeted Discussion: Define and Clarify
    Chapter 7: Targeted Discussion: Troubleshoot and Revise
    Chapter 8: Conclusion: Reflecting and Learning
    Appendixes A-J
    References
    Index

    Resources

    Product Details

    Grade Range: K-5
    Media: 168 pp/paperMedia: E-BookMedia: E-Book/Print
    Year: 2014
    Item No: 0976Item No: 1008Item No: B976
    ISBN: 978-157110-976-7ISBN: 978-162531-008-8ISBN: 978-15711B-976-7

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