How to encourage reluctant math learners

May 23rd, 2011

“Building a mathematical community of learners is essential…setting up an environment where mistakes are OK, where students feel free to debate and discuss ideas, where math talk is really a big part of the routine.”

Jessica Shumway sat down with us at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference last month to discuss her new book, Number Sense Routines. Watch this short video where Jessica explains how the routines in her book help teachers learn about students’ mathematical thinking over time, and how math talk with peers can encourage reluctant math learners:

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