Resources and Tools for Elementary Math Specialists and Teachers
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49. Communication

This half-hour video includes 18 classroom excerpts from classroom lessons which show students representing, discussing, reading, writing, and listening as vital parts of learning and using mathematics. It shows how communication that arises naturally from rich tasks and experiences fosters understanding of mathematical concepts and development of mathematical language.
Contributed by: Annenberg Media - Publisher, Lynn Cadwallader - Author, Annenberg/CPB - Initiator
This resource is included in the following PD Collection(s):
CCSS Practice Standard 6Common Core’s Mathematical Practice 6, Attend to Precision, calls for students to be clear in their reasoning, calculation, and communication through the precise use of words, symbols, units of measure, mathematical expressions, and processes. Students recognize various levels of precision and apply them appropriately; they calculate accurately and efficiently. These resources are intended to help teachers and math specialists understand the intent and scope of MP 6 and plan for successful attainment in the classroom. A companion Classroom collection, Implementing CCSS Practice Standard 6, includes resources to help teachers foster this practice with their students.
Math TopicMathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes
Grade LevelK, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Resource TypeInstructional Strategy, Video

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education TopicTeaching strategies
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentYes
    • ContributorAnnenberg Media - Publisher, Lynn Cadwallader - Author, Annenberg/CPB - Initiator
    • Publication Date2013
    • Rightscopyright (c) 2013 Annenberg Foundation
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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