Academic Dialogue in the Mathematics Classroom

As we work to prepare our students for the Common Core Mathematics Standards, I am continually reminded that the focus needs to move away from the teacher and shine on the student. Academic Dialogue is one way of focusing on the student. It allows students to talk...

Connections to REASONING HABITS OF MIND

This blog is one of five posts for the CTL book study, FOCUS IN HIGH SCHOOL MATHEMATICS REASONING & SENSE MAKING.  To date, We’ve looked at (see other posts):  Linking Expressions and Functions, More Than Meets the Eye (Example 9, pages 38-40) – a resource for...

Developing to Example 9, Reasoning & Sense-Making

As I read through Jo Ann’s last post about Example 9 from the book. I loved the connections to questioning and discourse that she developed. Example 9- ‘More Than Meets the Eye’ is definitely an opportunity for students to explore, predict, justify, check,...

NCTM Book Study, Returns!

We, Jo Ann Mosier and I, started our study of NCTM’s “Focus in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making” in May (Post 1, 2, 3) but due to a break this summer we were not able to finish the book study, but WE ARE BACK. Jo Ann and I will be using these...