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ERIC Number: EJ1134197
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1073-5836
Engaging All Students in Mathematical Discussions
Bahr, Damon L.; Bahr, Kim
Teaching Children Mathematics, v23 n6 p350-359 Feb 2017
Many teachers try to engage their students in meaningful mathematical discussions in which one or more students share their thinking about a problem while the other students are expected to listen and learn from the sharing. Indeed, such discussions can help students learn from one another and promote high levels of mathematical proficiency. However, orchestrating such discussions can be challenging for many reasons, including trying to encourage the listening students to also fully engage in the mathematics. The purpose of this article is to share four strategies that the authors have found to be effective in promoting full engagement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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