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Mathematical Conversations Aid Problem Solving

About Jackie ParrishI am a retired teacher who taught in middle school for 30 years. I have certifications in elementary education, reading, and math. I have spent most of my career teaching math to 7th and 8th graders in an urban setting. I have also presented staff development within my school and within my district. Although I am now retired I am still passionate about teaching math in ways that engage all students.Schools Are Closed, But Educational Inequality Remains – May 8, 2020Coronavirus: The Impact of School Closures – March 24, 2020Standardized Testing’s Negative Affect on Math Education – February 11, 2020What Becoming a Math Teacher Leader Taught Me – November 14, 2019Trauma in Schools – Teachers Are Asked to Handle Too Much – October 16, 2019Teaching is Difficult When Administrative Support is Lacking – October 1, 2019Teachers – Your Impact on Students is Greater Than You Know! – July 7, 2019Columbine Shooting 20 Years Later – Our Children Are Still Dying – June 11, 2019Empathy: The Key to Better Behavior in the Classroom – May 2, 2019Mathematical Conversations Aid Problem Solving – April 17, 2017Mathematical conversations are among the most important connections that make math about solving problems instead of just calculating answers. They include discussions of how a problem was solved and whether or not the answer makes sense. Often teachers shy away from mathematical conversations thinking they will lead to students talking instead of working. In this second article on math in the middle school, I am going to share the progression that I used to encourage meaningful mathematical conversations.

 

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I am a retired teacher who taught in middle school for 30 years. I have certifications in elementary education, reading, and math. I have spent most of my career teaching math to 7th and 8th graders in an urban setting. I have also presented staff development within my school and within my district. Although I am now retired I am still passionate about teaching math in ways that engage all students.

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