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Let's Talk: Promoting Mathematical Discourse in the Classroom

Catherine A. Stein 

November 2007, Volume 101, Issue 4, Page 285

Abstract:
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.

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Keywords:
Article
Communication
Grades 9-12
Open-ended assessments
Teacher
Skill and Fluency