Elevator Talk

Mode of Instruction: Partner/Teamwork/Teacher-led           Purpose: Summarize a topic

Objective: To facilitate meaningful mathematical discourse, students summarize understanding of topics through brief conversations. Teachers monitor through circulation techniques.

Students summarize a concept or topic in a 30-second, relatively short, talk. Basically, if someone gets onto an elevator and asks about a problem, you have until the elevator gets to your floor to explain it. Use Proximity Partners or a Whiparound to share out the summaries.

  • Each individual/partner/team is given a topic or concept.

  • Students summarize the topic or concept into a brief presentation.

  • Teacher facilitates a share out of presentations.

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