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By Matthew Campbell
West Virginia University 

Why students need more 'math talk'


November 28, 2018

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Matthew Campbell, West Virginia University and Johnna Bolyard, West Virginia University

(THE CONVERSATION) Test scores, school report cards and Facebook posts complaining about homework problems often drive critiques of how math is taught in schools.

Amid the debates, it has become increasingly clear that one ingredient is necessary for success: opportunities for students to talk about math. Unfortunately, these are often lacking in U.S. classrooms.

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