Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Math Talk Moves in Kindergarten

In addition to the math Common Core, we began to use math talk moves in our classrooms.  Let. Me. Tell. You. SOMETHING....They are AMAZING!!!!  I am working on a math unit based on math talk moves. While searching and researching Math Talk Moves in kindergarten last year, I found it very difficult to find any information on how to incorporate math talk with my kindergarten students. Yes, even in kindergarten, my students were conversing about MATH!!!!  I was blown away! We spent the year modeling and practicing and it was SOOO worth it!!! 

There are 5 main Math Talk Moves:
1. Revoicing
2. Restating
3. Apply Reasoning
4. Wait time
5. Prompting

These talk moves can be intertwined throughout whole group lessons, small group lessons, and math partnering.  Here is a short video clips of my students using math talk during a math center:
Do you use math talk moves in your classroom? How do you incorporate talk moves in your classroom?

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