Facilitate Meaningful Mathematical Discourse
Final Say Protocol
Four “A’s” Protocol
A reading strategy where the group reads the text silently, highlighting and writing notes in the margin on post-it notes in answer to these four questions: What assumptions does the author of the text hold? What do you agree with in the text? What do you want to argue with in the text? What parts of the text do you want to aspire to? Discussion then occurs within the group to talk about the text in light of each of the “A’s”, taking them one at a time. What do people want to argue with, agree with, and aspire to in the text?
Four Corners Jigsaw
Fourth CPM Principle of Assessment
Some lessons include additional support for students immediately following the task statement. This section of the lesson has step-by-step instructions for students to follow. Several large investigations in this course will have this structure. This design allows the teacher either to have teams attack the problem using their own strategies and available tools or to have students follow a more directed approach using Further Guidance. The beginning and end of each Further Guidance section is clearly marked.