3 Strategies to Keep Math Convo Moving

Most of us have some “go-to” questions to initiate math conversations…”How did you get that?” “Did anyone solve it another way?” “Does anyone disagree and why?”…
But what do we do when that conversation dies out before our students discuss and uncover the desired math ideas?

The short article “Three Follow-up Strategies to Keep Math Discussions Moving Forward” discusses the follow-up strategies of probing, scaffolding and positioning to address the most common challenges that arise during classroom discussions.