Questions for reflection:
What are your students talking about in your classroom?
Is there a place for conversation in your math class?
Conversation can help develop all 3 competencies in the Diversified Basic Education Math program. How can you design opportunities for conversation about math into your learning situations?
How do we transform mathematical thinking in our students?
The simple answer? Through conversation!
Ayodele Harrison talks about the importance of conversation for long term memory. Conversation gets you thinking and what you think about, you remember! So it makes sense to create opportunities for conversation in math class in order to increase competency development for our students.
In his video series, The 5 Building Blocks for Transforming Mathematical Thinking Through Engaging Conversations, Ayodele describes concrete ways to get students actively involved in their math learning.
Part 1: The Foundation
For more from Ayodele, please visit his various sites below.
Learning resources created by Ayodele Harrison (Ayodele Harrison Consulting, Atlanta) and Tracy Rosen (RECIT Consultant, CSSMI), 2017.