Making the Most of Mathematical Discussions

  • Making the Most of Mathematical Discussions

    Megan Staples, Melissa Colonis
    The differences between two kinds of discussions: sharing and collaborative. Distinguishing between these can help teachers plan and execute mathematically focused discussions to advance student understanding. The article includes suggestions for implementation including how to correct and reguide wrong answers, how to set students up for a successful exchange, and how to link concepts and ideas together between students. Sample discussions are included.