Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
In this session:
Observing Student Communication
Young children enter school with a natural sense of curiosity about their world and about one another. They draw on their intuitive ideas to make sense of the world around them. Various forms of communication enable young children to share their ideas with the teacher and with others. As students have opportunities to work together and talk about their ideas, they begin to compare their own ideas with their classmates'. Just as important, communication helps children clarify their own thinking and understanding about mathematical ideas.
In this session, we will illustrate and reflect on different aspects of communication in helping young children to make sense of mathematics.
This session shows you how to help students do the following:
NCTM Communication Standard
Instructional programs . . . should enable all students to --
Principles and Standards of School Mathematics (NCTM, 2000). For more information on this Process Standard, see the NCTM Web site.
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