Student Interaction in the Math Classroom (2007)

This document is from the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat’s Research into Practice series.  It focuses on how teachers can “support meaningful, high-quality interaction in the math classroom.” The four page article discusses the importance of moving from computation-based math questions to questions that require higher-order thinking. It also raises the issue of the challenges that teachers face in engaging students in complex math thinking. In order to meet those challenges strategies to encourage high-quality student interaction and guidelines for whole-class math talk are outlined.

Student Interaction in the Math Classroom