How To Run A Math Talk: Fuelling Sense Making In Middle School

A live monthly session from the Make Math Moments Academy on math talks

How can we lead a productive math talk at the middle school / high school level? What should we plan for? What are the teacher moves that fuel sense making in our students so we don’t waste our valuable time?

Kyle leads members from the Make Math Moments Academy through a math talk involving solving equations in an accessible way revealing connections including the two types of division and its impact on solving equations.

You’ll learn: 

  • Teacher moves to engage your students in discussion. 
  • How to ensure your students’ voice is valued. 
  • How to connect student representations to one another’s. 
  • How to model strategies so your students can learn new techniques. 

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Pedagogically aligned for teachers of K through Grade 12 with content specific examples from Grades 3 through Grade 10.

In our self-paced, 12-week Online Workshop, you'll learn how to craft new and transform your current lessons to Spark Curiosity, Fuel Sense Making, and Ignite Your Teacher Moves to promote resilient problem solvers.