22 Verbal Behaviors

22 Verbal Behaviors

This is a resource for the video: Clarity: "The Repeating Decimal": Making Student Thinking Visible: Middle School Mathematics


In this video, Ms. D'Angelo is consistent with asking students to follow up their answers with explanations. The content is the repeating decimal sign in mathematics, e.g., a horizontal bar over the three in decimal three-three (.33). The discussion is what the bar means and how it could go over two digits in a decimal, meaning both of them repeat forever. This 6+ minute video is ideal for study groups that want to study robust class discussions: Making Student Thinking Visible. She uses non-judgmental language, never says right or wrong, always asks a follow up question of the student, and gets other students involved in responding to a student's answer.


This is a resource for the video: "Ella Fixes Her Errors": Making Student Thinking Visible: Elementary

In the video, Ella has written in her number bond that 29 and 30 are the components of 61. Watch how Alyssa Ricken uses the principles of Making Students Thinking Visible to create the space for Ella to fix her own error