# Communicating in Math

**Titl****e: ****Communicating in Math**

**Overview**:

Students will practice skills in problem solving and verbally communicating the steps to solving using Flipgrid.

**Content/Context**:

Math--Problem Solving

**Length of lesson:**

2 class periods (2 hours) initially and periodic reviews of the process as the topic changes and new students enter the class.

**College and Career Readiness Standards** **(CCRS) **

CCRS Math 6.SP.5

**Lesson Objective(s): **At the end of this lesson, students will be able to:

Verbalize the steps to solve a math problem involving data

**Materials/links: **

Cell phones/laptops, class notes, problem sheet

**Lesson Outline:**

**Verbalizing Math Solutions**

- Solve a math problem together (problem will be related to skills that we are working on at the time)
- Teacher model a written, verbal explanation of how to solve the problem
- Solve another math problem together
- Guided practice -- working together to verbalize

- Explanation frames for verbalization

- First,
- To solve this problem, first…
- The problem wants you to…
- The first thing you need to do is…
- Next,
- Then,
- Finally,
- You will need to…

- Small group practice --

- Divide class into two evenly sized groups
- Give each group a different data problem to solve as a group
- As a small group, work out how to explain how to solve it to someone else
- Bring the two groups back together and pair students from each group
- Each pair member needs to explain how to solve their problem

- Repeat small group practice as necessary
- Assessment -- students will be given a problem to solve they will record their solution using Flipgrid

- Assessment criteria

- Explanation is clear
- All necessary steps are shown and explained
- Solution is accurate