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Facilitating productive mathematics discussions in the classroom

The important role that mathematical discourse plays in helping students make sense of mathematics is well established. In this whitepaper, Dr. Gladis Kersaint outlines strategies that all educators can use to promote mathematical discourse in their classrooms, including:

  • Planning for productive mathematics discussions
  • Selecting student work for classroom discussion
  • Sequencing student work to support meaningful classroom discussion
  • Questions to consider when selecting and sequencing student strategies