Making the Most of Mathematical Discussions
Megan Staples, Melissa Colonis
November 2007, Volume 101, Issue 4, Page 257
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.
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