This Japanese teacher runs a review of previous learning by showing students a model answer for a question they solved last lesson. He asks students to explain each step of the method to their partners, before calling on different students to share how they would express each step. The teacher pushes for precise use of mathematical language and challenges to articulate mathematical procedures clearly.
This is an urban, public school. Watch out for how the teacher:
- Uses students to explain each step of a model answer
- Gives space for struggle and hard thinking
- Asks for more detailed explanations from students
How do you elicit student thinking in your own classroom?