National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2012 Regional Conference and Exposition: Hartford, Connecticut

Please note: The NCTM conference program is subject to change.

84- Scaffolds versus Funnels: Questioning to Help Students Justify

Thursday, October 25, 2012: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Ballroom D (Marriott)
Lead Speaker:
Briana K. Hennessy
Jill Newton and Sherryl Hauser

  • 84, Hennessy, Scaffolds vs Funnels.pdf (432.9 kB)

  • This talk will discuss how teacher questioning can help students justify. We will show how some “scaffolds” support student growth, whereas some “funnels” just make a problem easier. We will use the examples from one task implemented in several classrooms to explain what kinds of questions are productive and not productive.

    Presentation Format: 6-8 Session
    Grade Band Audience: 6 to 8
    Attribute: Learn <-> Reflect strand presentation

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