Research on students' learning has made it clear that learning happens through an interaction with others and through communication. In the classroom, the more students talk and discuss their ideas, the more they learn. However, within a one-hour period, it is hard to give everyone an equal opportunity to talk and share their ideas. Organizing students in groups distributes classroom talk more widely and equitably (Cohen and Lotan 1997).
Stephanie M. Butman
Patricia E. Swanson
Strategies that foster self-awareness, help regulate emotions, and encourage problem-solving perseverance can turn mathematical fight or flight into re-engagement.
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Calculating tolls based on miles traveled provides the real-life tie-in to this activity involving rates.
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Greisy Winicki-Landman and Christine Latulippe
Posters, commonly employed for decoration, can be used to introduce and practice new concepts and help assess student learning.
Stacy L. Reeder and George E. Abshire
Meaningful discourse occurs when tasks are chosen carefully and when the teacher steps back and allows students to move to the forefront of their own learning.