Let's Talk: Promoting Mathematical Discourse in the Classroom

  • Let's Talk: Promoting Mathematical Discourse in the Classroom

    Catherine A. Stein
    Mathematical discourse is the way students represent, think, talk, question, agree, and disagree in the classroom. This article illustrates how research about mathematical discourse can be translated into practice. The article shows two types of discourse, cognitive discourse and motivational discourse. Examples of student discourse and teacher-student discussions are provided.