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Math Talks

Examples of students' math talk work

Coach name: Jenesis Byrne

District: Big Shoulders Fund School - Chicago

Grade band: 6th Grade

Description: The teacher lead students in a math talk before beginning the day’s lesson.  The comfort level came across as  one-after-the-other the students shared answers different from their classmates and then went back and explained their thoughts. During this short routine students were able to catch mistakes in arithmetic, and misconceptions in their thinking and understanding.  It was a very powerful 5 minutes.  P.S. The students begged to do a second one!