Discourse Actions to Promote Student Access

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  • 1 University of Missouri–St. Louis
  • 2 Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 3 University of Central Florida, Orlando

We discuss how discourse actions can provide students greater access to high quality mathematics. We define discourse actions as what teachers or students say or do to elicit student contributions about a mathematical idea and generate ongoing discussion around student contributions. We provide rubrics and checklists for readers to use.

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Teachers at all grade levels can use these examples to support accessibility to high-quality mathematics.

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