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Questions and Converstation Starters for Math Time

Here is a list of items to use as a guide for discussing math. Compiled from printed handouts.

  • Tell me about…
  • I wonder why…
  • What do you think?
  • Why did you…
  • How did you…
  • How did you do that?
  • How do you know that is correct?
  • What did you do first?
  • What could you try instead?
  • Can you think of another way…
  • Show me what you’ve done so far.
  • What would be the best place to start?
  • Show me how you…
  • Does this look like…
  • Can you prove that to me?
  • How can we remember that?
  • I wonder if…
  • Maybe we could try…
  • What do you suppose would happen if…
  • What will you do next?
  • How can we do this differently?
  • I had not thought of that. Tell me more about it.

Pick one or two to have in case of breakout math!

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