Math Talk: Using Talk Moves to Facilitate Meaningful Mathematical Discourse

Questions? Please contact Belinda Fox,

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Registration Closed.
Agency: CESA 6
Agency Contact: Lori Rugotska
Agency Assistant: Belinda Fox 920-236-0576
Location: CESA 06 - Conference Center
2300 State Rd 44
Oshkosh, WI 54904
Facility: CESA 6 Conference Ctr-Collaborations
12/12/2017 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM

Expand your repertoire of strategies to engage students in more meaningful mathematical discourse. We will start with talk moves that teachers can use to keep the discussion going and promote deeper student learning. We will also explore ways to help students take ownership of discussions and planning classroom tasks. While the content of the workshop is focused on mathematical discourse, most of the strategies are applicable to all subject areas and all grade levels.

Workshop Objectives:
Explore answers to the following questions:

  • How do I start mathematical conversations in the classroom?
  • How do I keep the conversation moving, engaging and meaningful?
  • How do I select tasks to use for the conversations?
  • How can I teach students to have more meaningful discussions in small groups?
  • How can I use classroom talk to build a supportive learning environment?

Who should attend?
 Administrators, teacher leaders, classroom teachers and school-based teams


CESA 6 makes every effort to accommodate basic dietary needs such as vegetarian, gluten free and basic food allergies. Because of the number of meals served and the number of items used each day, along with food product changes from our food vendors, we cannot guarantee that every allergen in the food served will be identified and labeled. Guests concerned with food allergies must be aware of this risk. CESA 6 does not assume liability for adverse reactions to food consumed or items one may come into contact with while eating at a CESA 6 event. To better serve our guests with dietary restrictions or allergies, please go into your myQuickReg account and update the special accommodations section. Notice of a special dietary need must be made in advance of the event.

Cancellation Policy:

Any registration cancellation must be received at least 8 business days before event in order for a full refund to be issued. Registration cancellations received 1-7 business days before an event, a refund, minus $50 for each participant, will be issued. Persons who are registered, but not in attendance on the day of the session ("no call, no show") will be charged the full registration fee. CESA 6 reserves the right to cancel any session due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by email if a cancellation occurs.

Note: Cancellation policies are subject to change based on event.