Accountable Talk Math Prompts for Guided and Whole Group Lessons: Adaptive Reasoning Part II

Posted on September 30, 2010. Filed under: Assessment, Classroom environment, Elementary math, Guided math, Math Conferences, Math is a Language, Mathematical Proficiency | Tags: , , , |

Here are some questions to get you jump started.  Remember only introduce a few questions at a time.  Picture icons are great and give non-readers more access to the poster.

The Language of Engagement

Accountable Talk

  • I agree because . . .
  • I disagree because . . .
  • I don’t know….
  • I don’t understand yet….
  • I’m not sure….
  • I’m still fuzzy …..
  • I also noticed . . .
  • Help me understand . . .
  • Say more about what you mean . . .
  • Can you show me/us how you did that?
  • Why do you think that?
  • Can you prove it?
  • Can anyone add to that idea?
  • Why is that true?
  • How do you know that?
  • I wonder . . .
  • I got a different answer…
  • I did it this way….
  • I have a question about
  • This was the tricky part
  • Can you tell me more?
  • Would you say that again?
  • Can you give me an example?

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3 Responses to “Accountable Talk Math Prompts for Guided and Whole Group Lessons: Adaptive Reasoning Part II”

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Simple, teacher-friendly, and practical!!!

I need some ideas for kindergarten guided math. Do you have any math center ideas for this grade as well??

Hi Adriana,
For some instant, rigorous, child centered centers see specifically I like all of them but especially the patterns and geometry ones. Also see Math Their Way newsletters. I would start with Chapters 5, 6 and 9 Kelly’s Kindergarten also has some great stuff And finally, I love…see

In terms of guided math lessons, I would use some of these activities with the small group. See the guided math framework (do a search for framework within the site). I would use that framework and do some of these activities in small groups.

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