Making Math Social

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Teachers, students, and parents might wonder: Why should we make mathematics a social pursuit? Although individual study and reflection are important parts of any discipline, providing a culture of learning mathematics socially enhances sense making for students. According to NCTM's Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All (2014), learning through discourse, activity, and interaction related to meaningful problems is a foundational principle for effective mathematics teaching.

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