Our Approach: Mathematical Conversations
The core part of each lesson is delivered through mathematical conversations shown on the first page of each lesson.
The conversations, presented by the program's cast of characters and acted out by students, model a way of thinking and learning mathematics that may be new to low-achieving students.
They also offer a unique way to get students to talk about mathematical ideas and concepts.
Ms. Park's students express their ideas about mathematics.
Some of these ideas are not entirely correct or not correctly expressed.
These mistakes and misconceptions are discussed in the conversation or in the lesson support.
We realize that this may be considered unusual.
However, research from cross-national studies suggests that classroom discussion of incorrect ideas is valuable for student learning.