Connecting Representations: Using Predict, Check, Explain

  • Connecting Representations: Using Predict, Check, Explain

    George J. Roy, Vivian Fueyo, Philip Vahey, Jennifer Knudsen, Ken Rafanan, and Teresa Lara-Meloy
    Although educators agree that making connections with the real world, as advocated by Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All (NCTM 2014), is important, making such connections while addressing important mathematics is elusive. We have found, however, that math content coupled with the instructional strategy of predict, check, explain can bridge such real-world contexts. In so doing, this procedure supports the research-informed teaching practices of using evidence of student thinking and aiding meaningful mathematical discussion.