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Adding Talk to the Equation

A self-study guide for teachers and coaches on improving math discussions

In this video-rich edition of Adding Talk to the Equation: Discussion and Discovery in Mathematics, Lucy West invites teachers into real-life classrooms where all students stay in the game, stay motivated about learning, and ultimately deepen their understanding.

Designed for grades 1–8 math teachers and coaches, this self-study guide, now available as a paperback with extensive online classroom video, showcases elementary and middle school classrooms where teachers inspire even the most reluctant students to share their ideas. Through the stories of skilled teachers, Lucy offers play-by-play commentary as they get more comfortable with new talk moves and learn to tune in and respond to students’ math conversations. Although these discussions occur in math class, the strategies can be used to create a respectful, productive environment for any subject area.

This video-based resource examines the importance of creating a safe learning environment; the value of thinking, reasoning, and questioning; the role of active, accountable listening; and the necessity of giving all students a “you can do this” message.

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Author(s): Lucy West

Pages: 88 Publication Date: 2018 ISBN: 9781625312617

Price: $ 51.95
All book orders receive a 10% discount