How many of us have felt this way during math class? I did, especially when it came to high school math!
We all know a strong math foundation starts early.
One of our goals, as we begin to select a new math series for the elementary level, is to see which programs include math talk and rich tasks. Until one is carefully selected, each classroom will be doing more to incorporate these best practices.
What exactly is Math Talk?
Math talk is a short daily routine in which the teacher presents a problem and asks questions to help the students communicate their problem-solving approach, develop computational fluency using strategies and to improve their mental math skills.
This description is from Math Solutions:
The 8 Standards for Mathematical Practices are all about Problem-Solving!
Math Talk time can include many of these!