Teaching Students to Communicate Mathematically

Teaching Students to Communicate Mathematically

by Laney Sammons


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Students learning math are expected to do more than just solve problems; they must also be able to demonstrate their thinking and share their ideas, both orally and in writing. As many classroom teachers have discovered, these can be challenging tasks for students. The good news is, mathematical communication can be taught and mastered.

In Teaching Students to Communicate Mathematically, Laney Sammons provides practical assistance for K–8 classroom teachers. Drawing on her vast knowledge and experience as a classroom teacher, she covers the basics of effective mathematical communication and offers specific strategies for teaching students how to speak and write about math. Sammons also presents useful suggestions for helping students incorporate correct vocabulary and appropriate representations when presenting their mathematical ideas.

This must-have resource will help you help your students improve their understanding of and their skill and confidence in mathematical communication.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416625575
Publisher: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
Publication date: 04/04/2018
Pages: 218
Sales rank: 525,886
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Laney Sammons was a classroom teacher and instructional coach for 21 years before becoming an educational consultant. Since retiring from the classroom, she has worked with teachers of all grade levels throughout the United States and Canada to help them improve their mathematics instruction. She is the author of numerous books, including Guided Math: A Framework for Mathematics Instruction, Strategies for Implementing Guided Math, Building Mathematical Comprehension: Using Literacy Strategies to Make Meaning, and Implementing Guided Math: Tools for Educational Leaders.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Essentials of Mathematical Communication
Chapter 2 Effective Mathematical Conversations
Chapter 3 Teaching Students to Engage in Mathematical Conversations
Chapter 4 Writing About Math
Chapter 5 Teaching Students to Write About Mathematics
Chapter 6 Developing Mathematical Vocabulary Knowledge
Chapter 7 Mathematical Representations
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