Teammates Consult

Mode of Instruction: Teamwork           Purpose: Team discussion and decision making

Objective: To establish mathematics goals to focus learning, teams utilize an established routine to begin problem solving by making sure all members know the goals and learning progression.

Teammates Consult is an effective strategy to use for problem solving and concept development situations. It allows the students an opportunity to think and discuss the problem before actually writing anything down.

  • All pencils and calculators are set aside (no writing).

  • Students read the problem or question individually.

  • Students get approximately 1 minute of individual think time.

  • Students take turns sharing and discussing the problem for clarity.

  • Students share possible strategies or next steps.

  • Teacher gives okay for pencils to be picked up and written work to begin.

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