In mathematics, communication skills supplement and enhance student conceptual understanding, computational fluency, and ability to solve problems. The 8 Standards for Mathematical Practice contained within the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) describe the processes and proficiencies that students should develop in age-appropriate progression throughout the math curriculum. The Communicating in Math Exploration focuses on reviewing the standards and creating a lesson plan that integrates a Mathematical Practice.
In this Exploration, you’ll focus on reviewing the standards and creating a lesson plan that integrates a Mathematical Practice.
- Welcome/Explore:Explore the standards and apply a communication-based Mathematical Practice to a grade-level math standard.
- Plan/Prepare: Review a variety of resources and get input from other teachers about how to teach communication skills using your selected standard(s) and Mathematical Practice collecting strategies to complete your lesson plan.
- Teach/Reflect: Teach your lesson, evaluate what worked, and identify any challenges you may have encountered. Then reflect on the next steps needed to continue building upon what you’ve learned.