engaging in mathematical discourse

engaging in mathematical discourse

In Patty Ferrant’s 8th-grade classroom, she and her students regularly engage in active and productive mathematical discourse.

In this collection, you will find video examples from throughout the school year on:

  • Modeling and Encouraging Active Listening
  • Using Precise Language
  • Using Structured Talk
  • Paraphrasing and Extending Discourse

These videos are discussed in the Inside Mathematics guide "Engaging in Mathematical Discourse, Patty Ferrant, 8th Grade," one of 10 practice-focused guides on building classroom climates for mathematical learning.

The videos document key mathematical practices observed in teacher Patty Ferrant's 8th-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 expectations for attentive listening [Modeling and Encouraging Active Listening]

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Day 5: Creating norms for peer mathematical discourse [Modeling and Encouraging Active Listening]

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Day 19: Extending discourse through restating [Paraphrasing and Extending Discourse]