Math Discussion Sentence Starters


Tip: Math Discussions Sentence Starters

How do I do it?
Throughout the week in math, model and post sentence starters that students can use when discussing math: “This problem is just like/similar to...”  “I solved a problem like this before by...”  “I think the best way to solve this is...”  “I would not solve this by...because...”  “If I try___I think ___will happen.”  “I agree/disagree because...”  “I don’t think that will work because...”  “Let me show you what I am thinking with a picture...” 

Common Core Mathematical Practice Standard 3
Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

Common Core ELA Speaking and Listening Standard 1
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with reverse partners, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

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Tricia Gallagher-Geurtsen
Tricia Gallagher-Geurtsen


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