day 158: partners sustain and extend mathematical discourse independently

day 158: partners sustain and extend mathematical discourse independently

The View from Day 158: Moving into the last weeks of the school year, Patty Ferrant’s students actively engage in mathematical discourse.

In eighth grade, mathematical discourse involves the students explaining their prior night’s homework, using extensive academic language in their explanations, and sustaining their talk without significant support or intervention from their teacher.

CONSIDER:
What goals do you have for your students’ academic discourse, and how do you create conditions early in the year for them to work toward those goals?

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 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]