Mode of Instruction: Partner Work Purpose: Share understanding
Objective: To promote productive struggle with a topic before mastery is expected, two students share mathematical ideas with each other. Teacher monitors through circulation.
To discuss a procedure or concept without writing, one team member explains while the other team member listens. If there is a disagreement, students continue to discuss the solution and agree on a single explanation. When partners have an explanation, they share with the rest of the team.
Students work in pairs.
Team Member (1) explains while Team Member (2) listens.
Team Member (2) asks clarifying questions to Team Member (1).
Partners agree on one explanation to share with other members of the team.