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The Mathematician’s Chair- Becoming Public Mathematicians

Posted on June 18, 2012. Filed under: Common Core | Tags: , |

Mathematician’s Chair – Public Speaking

Sitting in the Mathematician’s Chair during Share Time provides a stage to “show-off the genius within.”  It’s unbelievable what props can do.  Every mathematician’s Chair should be accompanied with the appropriate thinking and demonstrating tools -including magic markers (of course the kind that smell- everyone loves those no matter what grade) some chart paper, a pointer and a microphone for good measure.  I find that a microphone gives some special semblance of importance – I blame it on the talk show culture.  I have seen a microphone transform even the shyest of folk into people with something to say.

Kathryn’s Advice

Picture of a Great Chair with Instructions

Picture of a Great Chair

*This ties into CCSS Math Practice 3.

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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