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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