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Thursday – Developing Literate Mathematicians

Happy New Year!

As we continue to dialogue Developing Literate Mathematicians (and other relevant topics), it will be nice for us to reflect on an upcoming lesson that you plan to teach and plan around how we might make it fit the workshop mindset/structure.

If possible, bring a lesson that you plan to teach in the near future from your district resource so that we can plan creatively with Developing Literate Mathematicians in mind.




Making Number Talks Matter

It was great to have meaningful conversation with all of you during the first LCN meeting.

During the first meeting we took a few minutes to read Chapter 1 (What are Number Talks? Why are They so Important?) and start conversation around Chapter 2 (Getting Number Talks Started).  During our next meeting, we will finish the conversation from Chapter 2 and dive into Chapter 3 (Guiding Principles for Enacting Number Talks in the Classroom).

Let me know if you have any questions ( as you continue the journey.  Here is a Number Talk that I did with 10th and 11th grade students that you can view.  It isn’t perfect, but might provide some insight into the process and how you might capture student thinking.