How We Can “Attend to Precision” in Classroom Mathematics Discussions

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Abstract/Description:

Explore examples of teacher and student imprecision in classroom mathematics discourse. Discuss types of imprecision that occur in classrooms, the ramifications of this imprecision, and strategies for addressing that imprecision. Learn how to minimize your own imprecision and to view student imprecision as an opportunity to learn mathematics.


Location: NCTM Conference, San Francisco, California
Presenter:

Keith R. Leatham, Blake E. Peterson, and Lindsay Merrill, Brigham Young University