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Bringing a Collaborative Math Strategy Online

In a four-step activity called “Try It, Talk It, Color It, Check It,” students work through problems together and explain their mathematical thinking—all on Zoom.

December 1, 2020

When math specialist Ashley Taplin and teacher Kathleen Janysek successfully adapted an effective math collaboration activity for distance learning, it got kids working together and elevated student voice at the same time. See the “Try It, Talk It, Color It, Check It” worksheet to learn more about the steps in the exercise, or make an editable copy of the Jamboard seen in the video for your own use (requires Google sign in with Jamboard enabled).

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  • Student Engagement
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Online Learning
  • Math
  • 9-12 High School

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