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Communicate Mathematically

It has been said that students are often reluctant to communicate mathematically, and it is important for teachers to employ a variety of strategies to encourage discussion in the classroom.

Describe and explain at least five strategies that encourage students to share their ideas, processes, and procedures used to solve various types of problems.

B. Explain at least four reasons why it is important for students to justify their solutions.

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It has been said that students are often reluctant to communicate mathematically, and it is important for teachers to employ a variety of strategies to encourage discussion in the classroom.
Describe and explain at least five strategies that encourage students to share their ideas, processes, and procedures used to solve various types of problems.

Students are not natural talkers in the mathematics classrooms and therefore this skill needs to be developed. Some techniques that can motivate students to communicate mathematically are:

1. Publishing the best explained solution in a school/college magazine or journal will motivate students to write better proofs for problems. For example, The American Mathematical Monthly has a problem section and publishes solution ...

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This solution is comprised of a detailed explanation to describe and explain at least five strategies that encourage students to share their ideas, processes, and procedures used to solve various types of problems.

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