FREE Mathematical Discourse Resource


 

Looking for a strategy to encourage mathematical discourse in your classroom? 

The “Who’s Correct?” strategy allows students the opportunity to evaluate the mathematical thinking of others and either agree or disagree with the person’s response. What I love about this strategy is that students do not just solve the problem, they must select a correct, or incorrect, response and provide a justification for the thinking of another. See the example above. 

Here’s how to use this strategy:
1. Create two responses to a problem (consider using a frequently missed test item).

2. Ask students to respond to the “Who’s Correct?” question and give a justification in pictures, words, or numbers.

3. Have students debate who’s response is correct (or incorrect) using appropriate models and mathematical vocabulary.

Click here or on the image above to grab a free copy of my “Who’s Correct?” images. To use them, insert them into PowerPoint slides and then add your own text. You can read more about how to use the “Who’s Correct?” strategy with your students here.
Want to know more? 
Head on over to The Routty Math Teacher website and read my latest post, “Why Having a Math Fight Can Actually Help You in the Classroom” where I share tips for ways to start a math fight and a strategy to get you started. Read the post here or by clicking on the image below.
Enjoy!

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