engaging in mathematical discourse

engaging in mathematical discourse

In Mia Buljan’s 2nd grade classroom, students and teacher enter into active and productive mathematical discourse. Here, you will find examples from throughout the school year on:

Modeling and Encouraging Active Listening

Using Precise Language

Structured Talk

Paraphrasing and Extending Discourse

These videos are discussed in the Inside Mathematics guide "Engaging in Mathematical Discourse, Mia Buljan, 2nd grade," one of 10 practice-focused guides on building classroom climates for mathematical learning.

The videos document key mathematical practices observed in teacher Mia Buljan's 2nd grade classroom over the course of a school year. In the guide (available as a PDF or an iBook download), you can explore extended narratives and questions for reflection around "engaging in mathematical discourse."

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Day 2: Establishing norms for group work on the carpet [Modeling and Encouraging Active Listening]

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Day 2: Inviting students to extend the teacher’s thinking [Paraphrasing and Extending Discourse]

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Day 14: Inviting students to compare strategies and answers [Modeling and Encouraging Active Listening]

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Day 2: Using precise language to explain answers [Modeling and Encouraging Active Listening]

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Day 158: Facilitating mathematical discourse [Engaging in Mathematical Discourse]