“Let Me Explain!” Mathematics Discussion Prompts (Grades 3-8)


A resource that makes it possible to create a learner-centered math classroom, motivated by meaningful dialogue and creative problem solving.

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Presenting learners with opportunities to communicate about mathematics increases their confidence and prepares them for greater levels of academic success. “Let Me Explain!” Mathematics Discussion Prompts are high-level questions which could be used as a formative assessment – providing an instant, written record of learner’s thoughts and strategies. 

  • conversationThese discussion prompts engage learners and evaluate their ability to think critically, speak and write about mathematics. Every prompt is aligned to state and national standards for mathematics.
  • Encourage learner dialogue about topics such as place value, fractions, addition, subtraction, multiplicationdivision, expressions & equations, and more!

Each volume includes 50 “Let Me Explain!” Mathematics Discussion Prompts and a Observation Handbook for facilitators. The Observation Handbook includes a standards matrix (for connections to CCSS-M and state standards), mathematics education research to support content understanding by topic, and a list of anticipated student strategies.

Special Offer!! When you schedule a Me to the Power of Three workshop or seminar on any of the following topics, all participants will receive a complimentary set of “Let Me Explain!” Mathematics Discussion Prompts:

  • Student Engagement
  • Writing Across the Curriculum
  • Culturally Relevant Instruction
  • Student Assessment and Evaluation
  • Lesson Planning

“Let Me Explain!” Mathematics Discussion Prompts are available in 4 different packages. If you are interested in purchasing this product, please reach out to us on our Contact page.

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Volume 2 (Geometry, Measurement, Data & Probability) Coming Soon!

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 Math BINGO Cards

A fun spin on the traditional Bingo game – emphasizing mathematics vocabulary and multiple representations. Available for grades K-8, Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2.

This product is available in print and digital format in the HMH Marketplace online store.

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Dollar Downloads – Activities for Students, Parents and Families


For our full list of hands-on and engaging activities for parents and families , contact us here.

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 STEM Social Justice Lessons

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Social justice is defined as “… promoting a just society by challenging injustice and valuing diversity.” It exists when “all people share a common humanity and therefore have a right to equitable treatment, support for their human rights, and a fair allocation of community resources.” (Toowoomba Catholic Education, 2006).

These lessons support equity and student involvement by promoting access and attainment for all students in STEM. Each lesson is aligned to state standards and includes a facilitator’s guide, student handouts / worksheets, and additional resources.

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STAAR and CCSS-M Mathematics Practice Tests

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 Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS) Workshop Curriculum

TTESSThis customizable workshop curriculum has been created to help school and district leaders facilitate professional development to guide teachers through understanding the four domains of the T-TESS rubric.

For pricing and/or to schedule a consultation, contact us here.

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