The Math Talk Moves
Having students talk about math as they work in the math classroom is an important part of learning. Chapin, O'Connor, and Anderson (2009) have identified 5 "Talk Moves" that promote learning.
The talk moves (and an example of each) are:
Revoicing ("So, you're saying that it's an odd number?")
Restating ("Can you repeat what he/she just said in your own words?)
Prompt for further participation ("Would someone like to add on?)
Justification ("Do you agree or disagree and why?")
Wait Time ("Take your time.... we'll wait...")