Whole Class Mathematics Discussions: Improving In-Depth Mathematical Thinking and Learning

Paperback | April 13, 2012

byTeruni Lamberg

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NCTM standards and the Common Core standards emphasize communication as an integral part of how students should learn mathematics. This book provides a comprehensive approach to facilitating whole class math discussions and addresses how to set up a classroom, cultivate classroom routines, plan for instruction, facilitate discussions, and assess for future improvement. Reflective questions throughout the book enable teachers to develop professionally and support formal workshop or book study experiences. The accompanying PDToolkit website offers video clips from five real classrooms which illustrate whole class math discussions in action,  teacher and student interviews, and chapter PPTs for professional development sessions.

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NCTM standards and the Common Core standards emphasize communication as an integral part of how students should learn mathematics. This book provides a comprehensive approach to facilitating whole class math discussions and addresses how to set up a classroom, cultivate classroom routines, plan for instruction, facilitate discussions, ...

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Whole Class Mathematics Discussions: Improving In-Depth Mathematical Thinking and Learning Teruni Lamberg     Filled with research-based ideas, practical strategies and tools; this book and the accompanying PDToolkit website supports teachers in facilitating effective whole class discussions to enhance K-8 students' math...

Teruni Lamberg is an Associate Professor of Elementary Education at the University of Nevada Reno. She teaches graduate and undergraduate mathematics education courses and is currently Principal Investigator and director of the Lemelson Foundations’ Math and Science Master’s Cohort Program. A former elementary teacher, she received he...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 9 × 7.2 × 0.6 inPublished:April 13, 2012Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0132117339

ISBN - 13:9780132117333

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Why Whole Class Discussions?

Chapter2: Designing the Physical Classroom Space for Discussion

Chapter 3: Cultivating Classroom Routines for Student Participation

Chapter 4: What Do We Talk About?: Planning the Discussion

Chapter 5: Teaching Questioning and Mathematical Connections

Chapter 6: Strategies for Evaluating and Improving Your Discussion

Editorial Reviews

“A great resource on how to develop rich math-talk with students.” - Mona Toncheff, Math Content Specialist, Phoenix Union High School District, Phoenix, AZ     “This book is appealing because it conveys the idea that classroom discussions don’t just happen. It requires careful planning, thoughtful reflection of what the mathematical big ideas are that you want to have students discover throughout the discussion.” - Kristi Anderson, K-5 Math Instructional Facilitator, Lake Hamilton School District, Pearcy, AR