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Part E

Evaluating Communication
  Make a Lesson Plan | Summing Up the Session | Final Journal


In a classroom of young children, communication occurs in a variety of ways. Teachers communicate with the class and with individual students. At the same time, students communicate with one another -- either as partners, in small groups, or as an entire class. There are many forms of communication that are appropriate for young children. The use of physical movement, concrete materials, models, pictures, graphs, diagrams, words, and numbers helps children make sense of the mathematics they are learning.

Use the information learned in this section to plan a lesson for one of your classes. The task or problem you choose should lend itself to a variety of forms of communication in the settings mentioned above. You may want to choose a task that relates to a concept we have introduced and explored in this session and that can now be extended. Alternatively, you can use a problem you teach in your subject area, or select one of the samples from the Learning Math courses.

After you have created your lesson plan, use the Classroom Checklist (an Adobe PDF document) to evaluate it.

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