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Questions for reflection

  • What are your students talking about in your classroom?
  • Is there a place for conversation in your math class?
  • Conversation can help develop all 3 competencies in the Diversified Basic Education Math program. How can you design opportunities for conversation about math into your learning situations?

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How do we transform mathematical thinking in our students?

The simple answer? Through conversation!

Ayodele Harrison talks about the importance of conversation for long term memory. Conversation gets you thinking and what you think about, you remember! So it makes sense to create opportunities for conversation in math class.



In his video series, The 5 Building Blocks for Transforming Mathematical Thinking Through Engaging Conversations. Ayodele describes concrete ways to get students actively involved in their math learning.  


Part 1: The Foundation



Part 2: Non-verbal reasoning


Part 3: Error Analysis


Part 4: Non-Routine Questions


This video series is brand new! Parts 5 & 6 are on their way!

In the meantime, you can visit Ayodele Harrison's website and social media sites for more videos and other resources. 









Learning resources created by Ayodele Harrison (Ayodele Harrison Consulting, Atlanta) and Tracy Rosen (RECIT Consultant, CSSMI), 2017.

Thank you!

If you would like more information about these resources, please contact Avi Spector or Tracy Rosen.