When students have meaningful conversations about math and use math vocabulary, they develop the thinking, questioning, and explanation skills needed to master mathematical concepts. As a 10- to 15-minute discussion, math talks challenge students to use specific math language to share their strategies, which promotes Mathematical Flexibility and Math Communication, and to express, and in turn develop, their Number Sense.
Watch how this sixth grade teacher uses a math talk to promote Mathematical Flexibility. As students explain their strategies for arriving at a particular answer, they build their mathematical reasoning, Number Sense, and practice Arithmetic Fact Retrieval.
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Learn how Bedtime Math engages families to talk about math before bed. By establishing this routine activity, learners can discuss math topics with their families, hear new strategies or vocabulary, and make math part of their every day.